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

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at
Sun Nov 2 14:54:40 UTC 2014

Are you sure there's a -release tag?
What was the exact clone and checkout you did?

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

> On Sun, 2 Nov 2014, Carter Schonwald wrote:
>  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.
> I was on the ghc-7.8.3-release git tag and updated the submodules, so I
> was on the right commit I think. Does 'sync-all get' check out the correct
> commits or at least branches? I think that's the part that what went wrong.
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