GHC/cabal release procedures, and Stackage

Mateusz Kowalczyk fuuzetsu at
Sat Jun 7 22:16:58 UTC 2014

On 06/07/2014 11:57 PM, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> Am Samstag, den 07.06.2014, 21:06 +0300 schrieb Michael Snoyman:
>> If there was a daily snapshot build, I would be happy to set up some
>> kind of regular process to download that snapshot and do a Stackage
>> run on it. I'm currently blocked on this kind of activity, since I
>> can't get a successful GHC 7.8 build due to my system using the Gold
>> linker.
> That would be great, both for GHC and for people who want to have their
> packages work on GHC HEAD without manually monitoring it.
> There is which should produce daily debian
> packages for Debian wheezy. I guess if you are building on that
> platform, such packages are easiest to use (as you need no particular
> tooling to update and install).
> is currently lagging due to temporary full disk, but I hope that by
> tomorrow, we have a new build.
> There used to be daily snapshot builds at
> but that is defuct (Can someone remove the link from
> I wonder if the “new” builder
> infrastructure at assembles the
> snapshots somewhere, then you can use them.

Some builders such as upload snapshots but I don't know how it's decided
which. See [1] for example of such build. I think Pali makes the call.

> Or you can build GHC yourself as part of the stackage run.
> Greetings,
> Joachim
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