[ANNOUNCE] GHC 8.0.1 source tarball available

George Colpitts george.colpitts at gmail.com
Thu May 12 00:12:36 UTC 2016

Using the ghc I built from the source tarball I encountered a problem  in
doing a cabal install -j5 hlint (on a Mac). I got

cabal install -j5 hlint
Failed to install extra-1.4.6
Build log ( /Users/gcolpitts/.cabal/logs/extra-1.4.6.log ):
/Users/gcolpitts/.cabal/logs/extra-1.4.6.log: openFile: does not exist (No
such file or directory)

I didn't have this problem with earlier versions of ghc 8 when did cabal
install hlint but I'm not sure if the versions involved in previous hlint
components were the same


On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 2:03 PM Carter Schonwald <carter.schonwald at gmail.com>

> i hit tar: ghc-8.0.1/utils/haddock/doc/haddock/*: Cannot stat: No such
> file or directory
> whats that about?
> i can try to poke at it this evening too
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
>> > [ Unknown signature status ]
>> tl;dr: If you would like to produce a binary distribution for GHC
>>        8.0.1 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 at long last announce the release of the 8.0.1 source
>> distribution to binary packagers. You will find the usual artifacts at
>>     http://downloads.haskell.org/~ghc/8.0.1/
>> These tarballs are derived from GHC commit
>>     e99c1e2516aeb283172c7e6898508238e33cf065.
>> For this release 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 for this release.
>> Otherwise, let either Austin or I know if you have any trouble building
>> your distribution. As usual I'll hold off on pushing the release git tag
>> until we have a few binaries built in case we encounter unexpected
>> issues.
>> Good luck and thanks for all of your work!
>> Cheers,
>> - Ben
>> [1] https://mail.haskell.org/pipermail/ghc-devs/2016-March/011546.html
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