Maybe you'd like to install a virtual instance of OSX and test things from clean scratch, I'd expect any routine installation of GHC should work, then add macports/homebrew etc. to bisect the culprit.
Free VirtualBox should do, VMWare Fusion or Parallel Desktop can offer even smoother experience at some fees/cost. > On 2021-10-13, at 19:56, David Duke <duke.j.da...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Thanks Steven. Looks like it might be something with my system. > I reinstalled from macports 8.10.7 > @ Carter yes I've been carefully check the compiler version on each trial. > However trying to compile a Haskell source gives the same libHSbase error > > > > ndefined symbols for architecture x86_64: > "_iconv", referenced from: > _hs_iconv in libHSbase-22.214.171.124.a(iconv.o > > > > > On Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 2:54 AM Steven Smith <steve.t.sm...@gmail.com > <mailto:steve.t.sm...@gmail.com>> wrote: > I’m a maintainer of the MacPorts ghc port. The MacPorts installations do not > have this issue, whether installed from the buildbot binaries or compiled > from source, that all work on multiple macOS versions 10.9–11. Here’s the > build recipe: > https://github.com/macports/macports-ports/blob/master/lang/ghc/Portfile > <https://github.com/macports/macports-ports/blob/master/lang/ghc/Portfile> > > The iconv symbol issue is known, > https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/-/issues/18752 > <https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/-/issues/18752>, and packages like > MacPorts must build around it. > > This looks like something specific to your configuration. > > If you believe that there is an issue outside your system, please initiate a > trac ticket at https://trac.macports.org <https://trac.macports.org/>. > > >> On Oct 11, 2021, at 5:00 AM, David Duke <duke.j.da...@gmail.com >> <mailto:duke.j.da...@gmail.com>> wrote: >> >> I have a conundrum on which advice would be appreciate. Does >> anyone know how to successfully install ghc on OSX >> I've tried various binary instalation routes: >> macports, brew, direct binary downloads from haskel.org <http://haskel.org/> > > > -- > David Duke > Emeritus Professor of Computer Science > School of Computing University of Leeds UK > E:duke.j.da...@gmail.com <mailto:e%3aduke.j.da...@gmail.com> > W:https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/staff/334/Professor_David_Duke > <https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/staff/334/Professor_David_Duke>_______________________________________________ > Glasgow-haskell-users mailing list > Glasgowfirstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:Glasgowemail@example.com> > http://mail.haskell.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/glasgow-haskell-users > <http://mail.haskell.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/glasgow-haskell-users>
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