Can't compile GHC-7.8.3 from git, fails on haskell98 library

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at
Sun Nov 2 13:56:36 UTC 2014

The checkout clone process for 7.8.3 is very different from head.  What
exact commands where you trying to do for the initial clone?

I would use
Git clone -b ghc-7.8.3 ghcUrl ; ./sync-all get
I think.

Point being the clone process is different.

On Sunday, November 2, 2014, Dr. ERDI Gergo <gergo at> wrote:

> On Sun, 2 Nov 2014, Dr. ERDI Gergo wrote:
>  On a completely clean clone, I've checked out the tag ghc-7.8.3-release,
>> ran sync-all get, boot, and configure, but the build fails on haskell98.
>> Any ideas what I could be doing wrong?
> I've worked around this by manually checking out the 'ghc-7.8' branch of
> various submodules until I got it to work (I think the ones I needed to
> change were dph, haskell98, haskell2010, template-haskell, and haddock, but
> I'm not sure). It seems the `ghc-7.8.3-release` tag is in a horrible shape
> in terms of reproducable building of imported repos. Is anyone looking into
> fixing this?
> Bye,
>         Gergo
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