GHC 8.0.1-rc4 source tarball availability

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at
Sat Apr 23 13:42:42 UTC 2016

I've a working build I'll circulate
Also that path to nm classic is wrong.

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, George Colpitts <george.colpitts at>

> 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
> Thanks
> George
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 11:27 AM Ben Gamari <ben at
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','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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