[ANNOUNCE] GHC 8.0.1 source tarball available

Karel Gardas karel.gardas at centrum.cz
Sat May 14 11:06:15 UTC 2016

On 05/14/16 11:28 AM, Ben Gamari wrote:
> Páli Gábor János <pali.gabor at gmail.com> writes:
>> 2016-05-13 7:58 GMT+02:00 Páli Gábor János <pali.gabor at gmail.com>:
>>> 2016-05-13 7:55 GMT+02:00 Páli Gábor János <pali.gabor at gmail.com>:
>>>> That is probably because FreeBSD has GNU make(1) as `gmake`, it should
>>>> be invoked with that name.  I suspect that, for some reason (which is
>>>> unknown to me), the value of the $(MAKE) variable is not respected at
>>>> the recursive invocation of make(1).
>> [..]
>>> Ohh, I was quick to surrender: all you have to do is to
>>> s/make/$(MAKE)/ in line 22 at utils/haddock/doc/ghc.mk.
>> All right, everything is now filed as #12058.
> Thanks Páli! This should now be fixed on the ghc-8.0 branch. The
> question how is what should be done about for the 8.0.1 release. It
> seems that there are two decisions to be made here,
>   1. Do we cut a new source tarball and bump the tag?
>   2. If so, do we throw out the existing binary distributions?
> The pragmatist in me wants to answer 1) yes, 2) no, although I do
> dislike the idea of distributing binaries that weren't derived from the
> associated source tarball.

This is interesting since I build dists for solaris and openbsd and none 
of those were affected by the bug. I guess all other Linuxes naturally 
use gnu make as `make' and Windows in msys too so only non-GNU/non-Linux 
systems should be affected and from those only FreeBSD has caught this. 
If this is true, then I would recommend "no" to both points and leave 
the fix in 8.0 branch for 8.0.2...

or! you can create 8.0.1b sources and rebuild on FreeBSD to have 8.0.1b 
binary dist for this platform. Anyway I think nobody will shoot anyone 
if Gabor just fix it in his own tree and rebuild silently fixed 8.0.1.


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