More detail on breakage with ghc-6.10

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Thu Oct 23 14:21:43 EDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-10-23 at 12:59 +0200, Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:
> Am Samstag, 11. Oktober 2008 09:36 schrieb Duncan Coutts:
> > All,
> >
> > We've been using the cabal-install build reporting stuff to get more
> > detailed info on build failures with ghc-6.10 vs 6.8. cabal-install
> > generates these build-reports.log files and individual log files for
> > each build.
> build-reports.log informs me that configure failed for the lax package with 
> both GHC 6.8 and GHC 6.10.  However, lax used to build fine on my machine 
> with GHC 6.8.  So I looked at logs/lax- but this file is empty.  
> Why?

As Don noted, it's because it didn't even get to the stage of running
the configure for the package. That's the first part where it starts
logging. Yes, the logging is sadly rather primitive.


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