GHC 8.0.1-rc4 source tarball availability

George Colpitts george.colpitts at
Sat Apr 23 13:37:50 UTC 2016

I'm having problems using the Apple toolchain to build this on Mac OS. Has
anybody succeeded with the Apple toolchain?

First I get the error:

     broken 'nm' detected, see
     Workaround: You may want to pass '--with-nm=nm-classic' to 'configure'.

but after I try that workaround I get:

inplace/bin/deriveConstants --gen-header -o
includes/dist-derivedconstants/header/DerivedConstants.h --tmpdir
includes/dist-derivedconstants/header/ --gcc-program "/usr/bin/gcc"
--gcc-flag -Wall --gcc-flag -Wno-unknown-pragmas --gcc-flag -m64 --gcc-flag
-fno-stack-protector --gcc-flag -Iincludes --gcc-flag -Iincludes/dist
--gcc-flag -Iincludes/dist-derivedconstants/header --gcc-flag
-Iincludes/dist-ghcconstants/header --gcc-flag -Irts --gcc-flag -fcommon
--nm-program "nm-classic" --target-os "darwin"
deriveConstants: nm-classic: readCreateProcess: runInteractiveProcess:
exec: does not exist (No such file or directory)
make[1]: *** [includes/dist-derivedconstants/header/DerivedConstants.h]
Error 1
make[1]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make: *** [all] Error 2


On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 11:27 AM Ben Gamari <ben at> wrote:

> tl;dr: If you would like to produce a binary distribution for GHC
>        8.0.1-rc4 then let us know, grab the source distribution and
>        start building. The binary distributions will be all released one
>        week from today.
> Hello GHC packagers,
> I am happy to announce the release of the 8.0.1-rc4 source distribution
> to binary packagers. This release should resolve all of the issues noted
> in the release candidate 3 announcement. You will find the usual
> artifacts at
> For this candidate we are again following our new release policy [1],
> with a one-week delay between the release of the source and binary
> distributions. The goal of this policy is to give all platforms the
> opportunity for support from the first day of a release.
> If all of the expected binary releases are submitted before the
> week-long delay has elapsed, we will move forward with the release of
> the binaries on an accelerated schedule. It would be appreciated if you
> could reply to this message confirming that you intend to offer a binary
> distribution this release.
> Otherwise, let either Austin or I know if you have any trouble building
> your distribution. I have yet to push the ghc-8.0.1-rc4 tag in case we
> encounter unexpected issues but all of my builds with this tarball
> thusfar have gone quite well.
> Good luck and thanks for all of your work!
> Cheers,
> - Ben
> [1]
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