[ANNOUNCE] GHC 8.0.1 release candidate 2

Ben Gamari ben at well-typed.com
Thu Feb 25 17:09:14 UTC 2016

Jens Petersen <juhpetersen at gmail.com> writes:

> On 8 February 2016 at 03:13, Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
>>     http://downloads.haskell.org/~ghc/8.0.1-rc2/
> Thank you for RC2.
I'm happy to help.

Sorry about the delayed response Jens; I'm still catching up after
some downtime due to sickness earlier this week.

> I finally built ghc-8.0.0 for Fedora Rawhide (quick build):
> https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/petersen/ghc-8.0.1
> (perf build is still ongoing).
> One minor thing I noticed is that docdir seems have changed RC2 to be versioned.
> ie the LICENSE files for the included libraries now get installed under
> "/usr/share/doc/ghc-<version>/html/libraries/*/" rather than
> "/usr/share/doc/ghc/html/libraries/*/" before.
> I managed to work around that by configuring with
> --docdir=/usr/share/doc but it took me by surprise.
This was an intentional change; see #11354. I'll make sure it is
mentioned in the next release candidate announcement. Thanks for
mentioning this.


- Ben

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