[ANNOUNCE] GHC 8.6.5-rc1 is now available

Andres Sicard Ramirez asr at eafit.edu.co
Mon Apr 8 19:00:27 UTC 2019

Hi Ben,

Using https://downloads.haskell.org/ghc/8.6.5-rc1/ghc-
I running as usual

$ ./configure --prefix=<some-path>
$ make install

I got the following error:

./template-haskell.cabal has been changed. Re-configuring with most recently
used options. If this fails, please run configure manually.
Configuring template-haskell-
ghc-cabal: Cannot find the program 'ghc'. User-specified path
'/builds/ghc/ghc/inplace/bin/ghc-stage1' does not refer to an executable and
the program is not on the system path.

ghc.mk:985: recipe for target 'install_packages' failed
make[1]: *** [install_packages] Error 1
Makefile:51: recipe for target 'install' failed
make: *** [install] Error 2


On Mon, 8 Apr 2019 at 13:28, Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> The GHC team is proud to announce the first release candidate of 8.6.5.
> The source distribution, binary distributions, and documentation are
> available at
>     https://downloads.haskell.org/~ghc/8.6.5-rc1
> This release fixes a handful of issues with 8.6.4:
>  - Binary distributions once again ship with Haddock documentation including
>    syntax highlighted source of core libraries (#16445)
>  - A build system issue where use of GCC with `-flto` broke `configure`
>    was fixed (#16440)
>  - An bug affecting Windows platforms wherein XMM register values could be
>    mangled when entering STG has been fixed (#16514)
>  - Several Windows packaging issues resulting from the recent CI rework.
>    (#16408, #16398, #16516)
> Since this is a relatively small bugfix release we are bypassing the
> alpha releases and moving right to the release candidate stage. If all
> goes well the final release will be cut next week.
> As always, if anything looks amiss do let us know.
> Happy testing!
> Cheers,
> - Ben
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