ghc 8.6.x release clearly fails validate or even make test, some help please!

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at
Tue Nov 20 18:23:29 UTC 2018

Happy to:

What’s the best way to look at the Diffs / expected actual for 50 or so
tests? So I can better triage these things as important or not going
forward?  For all I know it could be as simple as our passing diff stuff is
white space significant.  But I need some guidance on what files I should
be looking at

I can’t find any docs on how to poke at / read those on the wiki.  Alp
suggested just running a single test at a time, but that’s no ideal when
it’s so many ...

I ran that ghc build with clang from llvm 7 on high Sierra and no carter

I did cd testsuite ; make test THREADS=7

On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 2:10 AM Ben Gamari <ben at> wrote:

> On November 20, 2018 2:06:55 AM GMT+00:00, Carter Schonwald <
> carter.schonwald at> wrote:
> >Hey Everyone ...
> >I'm concerned, it looks like ghc 8.6.2 on OSX doens't pass validate or
> >even
> >a rudimentary `make test`
> >
> >I'm not sure how to make  heads or tails of all these errors, and it
> >looks
> >like a huge amount of dev work over time has accumulated some failures
> >....
> >
> I can't reproduce this. The binary distributions are produced by CircleCI
> , which runs the test suite.
> Can you be more specific about how you are running this test?
> Cheers,
> - Ben
> --
> Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
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