8.0.1 source tarballs available (yet again)

Jan Stolarek jan.stolarek at p.lodz.pl
Wed May 18 14:12:28 UTC 2016

This time my build went through without problems on openSUSE 11.4.


Dnia wtorek, 17 maja 2016, Ben Gamari napisał:
> 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/
> These tarballs are derived from,
>     787900138b94790ddd13d76c2853d789d3335a5d
> This commit differs from the previous tarball in a number of ways,
>  * a variety of packaging issues surrounding haddock's documentation
>    have been fixed
>  * the ghc-boot library has been split up. It was pointed out quite late
>    that the previous structure of ghc-boot greatly increased the
>    dependency footprint of the template-haskell package, which would
>    have made it nearly impossible to upgrade the bytestring and binary
>    packages.
>  * a pair of fixes for crashes on PowerPC have been merged
>  * a patch addressing a serious performance issue in parallel garbage
>    collection has been merged
>  * the bytestring module has been bumped to, fixing a rather
>    serious correctness issue on big-endian systems
> We'll have the usual one-week build window for binary distributions.
> As always, let either Austin or I know if you have any trouble building
> your distribution. I have yet to push the ghc-8.0.1 tag in case we
> encounter unexpected issues but all of my builds with this tarball
> thusfar have gone quite well (then again, so did those of the previous
> tarball).
> Good luck and thanks for all of your work!
> Cheers,
> - Ben


Politechnika Łódzka 
Lodz University of Technology 

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