[ANNOUNCE] Glasgow Haskell Compiler 8.0.1, release candidate 1

Jens Petersen juhpetersen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 09:55:04 UTC 2016

On 14 January 2016 at 00:43, Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
> The GHC Team is very pleased to announce the first release candidate of
> the Glasgow Haskell Compiler 8.0.1 release.

Thanks! - I spent a little trying to build/package it for Fedora, but
running in the usual problem with changes in the library paths/package
keys handling again...

I see that the libraries that come with ghc do not get a package key
unlike those built by hand with Cabal (in the hs-libraries field).
Hence their filepaths also don't include the key any more.  Is this intentional?

I need to update my dependency generation script for the libraries.
However I am less sure how to handle/get the keys or hashes of
dependencies now: is it better to use the id key than the ABI hash?

Quite possible that I missed some earlier discussion, but some light
on this would be appreciated.

Thanks, Jens

ps Please ignore:
<rantsorry>If we could stop changing the library file-paths/-names and
hash/key handling so frequently, it would make the life easier for us
distro packagers/maintainers, though I am sure there are a good
reasons for it.</rantsorry> :)

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