ANNOUNCE: GHC 7.8.1 Release Candidate 2
José Pedro Magalhães
jpm at cs.uu.nl
Fri Mar 7 14:41:30 UTC 2014
On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 2:15 PM, Carter Schonwald <carter.schonwald at gmail.com
> Ghc 7.8 supports only cabal 1.18
"I have later updated cabal-install (to version 188.8.131.52 using version
184.108.40.206 of the Cabal library), but that didn't change this problem."
Or do you mean I need something even more recent than this?
> Could you try using the boot strap script for getting new cabal install on
> your system?
> If not, Austin probably has a cabal-install binary lying around for his
> windows testing
> On Friday, March 7, 2014, José Pedro Magalhães <jpm at cs.uu.nl> wrote:
>> Should I file a bug report for this? If it's indeed a GHC bug, it's a
>> Can anyone else confirm it?...
>> On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 8:17 AM, José Pedro Magalhães <jpm at cs.uu.nl>wrote:
>> This GHC crashes whenever I try installing any package. (I guess this
>> might be due to cabal-install, though.)
>> Using the RC2 at
>> OS: Win7 64bit
>> cabal-install version 0.14.0
>> using version 1.14.0 of the Cabal library
>> cabal install --nats -v3 gives this output <http://lpaste.net/100678>,
>> and brings up a standard windows application crash window before the
>> "returned ExitFailure (-1073741819)" line with the following information:
>> Problem signature:
>> Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
>> Application Name: ghc.exe
>> Application Version: 0.0.0.0
>> Application Timestamp: 5312f1e1
>> Fault Module Name: ghc.exe
>> Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
>> Fault Module Timestamp: 5312f1e1
>> Exception Code: c0000005
>> Exception Offset: 01adb323
>> OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
>> Locale ID: 2057
>> Additional Information 1: 1548
>> Additional Information 2: 1548a4345bd8ec1f0510cd3884fa5889
>> Additional Information 3: daab
>> Additional Information 4: daabc1a5d9d41fd73825c2e9d33e1385
>> I have later updated cabal-install (to version 220.127.116.11 using version
>> 18.104.22.168 of the Cabal library), but that
>> didn't change this problem. The same happened with RC1, btw.
>> On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 6:23 PM, Austin Seipp <austin at well-typed.com>wrote:
>> We are pleased to announce the second release candidate for GHC 7.8.1:
>> This includes the source tarball and binary distributions for Windows,
>> Linux, OS X, FreeBSD, and Solaris, on x86 and x86_64, and more. There
>> are now two binary builds for Linux users: one for glibc 2.12 and GMP
>> 4, primarily intended for RHEL users, and one built for glibc 2.13 and
>> GMP 5 - intended for Debian and more recent machines.
>> In addition, there is also an iOS cross compiler build (both in the
>> native ARM configuration and i386 simulator configurations), separate
>> Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 builds - the latter supporting dynamic
>> linking - and a new Linux/PPC64 build using glibc 2.18/GMP 5. There is
>> a signed copy of the SHA256 hashes available (attached) using my GPG
>> key (keyid 0x3B58D86F).
>> We're also now offering .tar.xz files, which roughly cut the size of
>> the binary distributions in half compared to bzip2.
>> We've closed approximately 45 tickets that people filed for RC1 in
>> this release. Thank you for all the reports!
>> We plan to make the final 7.8.1 release soon, and hope RC2 will be the
>> last RC. So *please* test as much as possible; bugs are much cheaper
>> if we find them before the release!
>> Austin Seipp, Haskell Consultant
>> Well-Typed LLP, http://www.well-typed.com/
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