[ANNOUNCE] GHC 8.0.1 release candidate 2

Jens Petersen juhpetersen at gmail.com
Mon Feb 29 08:50:37 UTC 2016

On 26 February 2016 at 02:09, Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
>> Thank you for RC2.
> I'm happy to help.

I think you're doing a great job.

>> 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).

Fedora perf builds are done now btw.

>> 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.

I see, thanks.  I added a comment, since 'configure --help' still says
the default is unversioned,
and I opened a new ticket
https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/11659 for this.

Thanks, Jens

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