GHC/cabal release procedures, and Stackage

Joachim Breitner mail at
Sun Jun 8 08:00:46 UTC 2014


Am Sonntag, den 08.06.2014, 07:55 +0300 schrieb Michael Snoyman:

> Actually, GHC HEAD isn't the problem I'm running into right now. I'm
> already testing that[1] using Herbert's Ubuntu PPA[2]

Ah, cool!

> I'm specifically looking for builds off of the 7.8 branch so I can
> start testing point releases.

Then I guess the easiest would be if Herbert would add that to his PPA.

> [2] And in case anyone's curious, restrictive upper bounds on
> transformers and template-haskell are preventing a build right now.

Hmm, it would be nice if cabal had a “best effort” mode where when some
of the requested packages cannot be built it at least builds the rest.

Also, isn’t there a new flag to cabal to selectively ignore upper
bounds? (I can’t find the documentation for the latest cabal-install
online right now.)


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