GHC 8.2.1-rc1 source tarball availability

David Feuer david at
Thu Apr 6 05:10:46 UTC 2017

I'm not sure why you're trying to run things from the libffi directory. As far as I know, the test suite is normally run from ghc/testsuite.

David FeuerWell-Typed, LLP
-------- Original message --------From: George Colpitts <george.colpitts at> Date: 4/5/17  9:17 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: Jens Petersen <juhpetersen at>, Ben Gamari <ben at> Cc: GHC developers <ghc-devs at> Subject: Re: GHC 8.2.1-rc1 source tarball availability 
I'd like to run the testsuite on macOS but I am having trouble following the documentation at
Do I need to download something in addition to the source tarball or am I making some mistake?
Following is what I tried:
 pwd/Users/gcolpitts/Downloads/ghc- doc says: The commands on this page can all be executed from the testsuite directory.bash-3.2$ find . -name testsuite./libffi/build/testsuite./libffi/build/x86_64-apple-darwin/testsuitebash-3.2$ pushd libffi/build/x86_64-apple-darwin/testsuite~/Downloads/ghc- ~/Downloads/ghc-$ make testmake: *** No rule to make target `test'.  Stop.bash-3.2$ popd~/Downloads/ghc-$ pushd libffi/build/testsuite~/Downloads/ghc- ~/Downloads/ghc-$ make testmake: *** No rule to make target `test'.  Stop.bash-3.2$ popd~/Downloads/ghc-$ make test/Applications/ -C testsuite/tests CLEANUP=1 SUMMARY_FILE=../../testsuite_summary.txtmake: *** testsuite/tests: No such file or directory.  Stop.make: *** [test] Error 2

On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 9:43 PM Jens Petersen <juhpetersen at> wrote:
On 4 April 2017 at 13:21, Ben Gamari <ben at> wrote:

I am happy to announce the release of the 8.2.1-rc1 source distribution

to binary packagers.

It seems to build okay for me on Fedora 26 so far.

But the testsuite completely failed in timeout: see

Cheers, Jens


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