testsuite not in GHC 8.2.1-rc1 source tarball ?

George Colpitts george.colpitts at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 12:17:14 UTC 2017

Are there any guidelines on how much memory is required to run the tests?
On my Mac I have 12 GB of RAM and a few hundred gigabytes of free disk
space. The first time I did

   - make THREADS=4 test

and I got a message

   - Your system has run out of application memory

so I reran with

   - make test

and left it running unattended. My machine crashed about an hour later.


On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 2:01 PM Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:

> George Colpitts <george.colpitts at gmail.com> writes:
> > Thanks Brandon
> >
> > After downloading the source tarball and doing a build successfully I
> > wanted to run the testsuite.
> >
> You can indeed run the testsuite.
> However, note that the testsuite is not included in the "-src" tarball
> to keep the distribution size down. There is a separate "-testsuite"
> tarball which includes the testsuite/ subtree. This can be extracted
> into the parent directory of the source tree. You should find this
> tarball in the usual place [1].
> Cheers,
> - Ben
> [1]
> https://downloads.haskell.org/~ghc/8.2.1-rc1/ghc-
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