GHC 8.0.1-rc4 source tarball availability

George Colpitts george.colpitts at
Sat Apr 23 13:49:24 UTC 2016

Thanks Carter. I'm not so concerned with obtaining a working build. I'd
like to be able to build with the Apple toolchain. I assume there are other
developers who feel the same.

Can you elaborate on the "path to nm classic is wrong" ?


On Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 10:42 AM Carter Schonwald <
carter.schonwald at> wrote:

> 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>
> wrote:
>> 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> 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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