ANNOUNCE: GHC 6.8.1 Release Candidate

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Thu Sep 13 10:48:27 EDT 2007

On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 03:24:42PM +0100, Adrian Hey wrote:
> Ian Lynagh wrote:
> >Please test as much as possible; bugs are much cheaper if we find them
> >before the release!
> With the windows build ghc-6.8.20070912-i386-unknown-mingw32.exe, when
> I try something like..
>  runghc Setup.hs build
> I get this error message..
>  ghc.exe: not built for interactive use

Thanks for the report!

This is a symptom of the stage2 build failure, meaning the installer is
using the stage 1 compiler which can't do bytecode compilation.

Therefore this should also be fixed in the next snapshot.


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