8.0.1 source tarballs available (yet again)

Karel Gardas karel.gardas at centrum.cz
Tue May 17 13:10:16 UTC 2016

On 05/17/16 03:02 PM, Andrés Sicard-Ramírez wrote:
> On 17 May 2016 at 07:38, Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
>> tl;dr: We are giving this release another attempt. Cross your fingers
>>         and try building again.
>> Hello GHC packagers,
>> Thanks for your help in the last few days working through what were
>> hopefully the last issues in the release. I've uploaded a new set of
>> source tarballs at,
>>      http://downloads.haskell.org/~ghc/8.0.1/
> I got the following error (on Linux):
> $ make
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lHSghc-boot-th-8.0.1
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make[1]: *** [utils/ghc-pkg/dist/build/tmp/ghc-pkg] Error 1

That's exactly the issue which should be fixed in this round. Ben cited 
this as an issue affecting Solaris and FreeBSD and you are lucky to be 
able to duplicate this on Linux.

Anyway, please verify that your -src.tar.xz does have following sha256 sum:


I guess you are using older sources from previous round as website is 
notoriously known for excessive caching...


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