GHC/cabal release procedures, and Stackage

Herbert Valerio Riedel hvriedel at
Sun Jun 8 08:07:46 UTC 2014

On 2014-06-08 at 10:00:46 +0200, Joachim Breitner wrote:


>> 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.

Fwiw, there have been already 'ghc-7.8.3' packages in the PPA for about
a week, which are snapshots of the upcoming 7.8.3 release (i.e. they
correspond to the current ghc-7.8 Git branch).

>> [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.)

You mean this one:

|  --allow-newer[=PKGS]     Ignore upper bounds in dependencies on some
|                           or all packages.

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