New release of GHC 7.8 to support OS X El Capitan

Oleg Grenrus oleg.grenrus at
Fri Jul 17 05:19:06 UTC 2015


first some background: there is an issue with having Haskell on the next OS X “El Capitan”: [1] caused by security updates in the operating system.
The cause is too old `unix` package, the same issue as in [2]

Could someone verify that my understanding of the issue is correct, i.e. how Cabal-the-tool and Cabal-the-library interoperate.

For me it seems, that one of the easiest ways to fix the issue (for the users), is to have a new release in 7.8 branch, with updated `unix` dependency.
Or is it there too might hassle to be possible?

Related issues: [3] [4]

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P.S. hopefully Windows 10 doesn’t pose similar surprises.
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