Request to reopen the issue of 7.8 on El Capitan

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at
Tue Oct 13 23:19:33 UTC 2015

There are no plans to do a new 7.8 release at this Time.  Even doing a
point release for 7.10.3 is still speculative.

We should reflect the capitan issue in the installation documentation.  And
or remark that only 7.10 or newer is supported on El Capitan.

If a user needs a 7.8 build that works on capitan, they will need to build
a source dist with an updated UNIX package.

On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, Adam Foltzer <acfoltzer at> wrote:

> Hello,
> The issue was brought up on this list [1] that the released versions of
> GHC 7.8 do not work on El Capitan due to an older `unix` package. In a
> subsequent GHC weekly news [2], it was announced that since El Capitan
> wasn't yet released, it wasn't worthwhile to put more developer time into
> 7.8.
> Now that El Capitan is out, and the existing 7.8 binaries continue to not
> work, I'd like to reopen this issue and request a point release with an
> updated `unix` package.
> Thank you,
> Adam Foltzer
> Research Engineer
> Galois, Inc.
> [1]:
> [2]:
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