ANNOUNCE: GHC 6.10.1 beta

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Sat Sep 27 10:36:03 EDT 2008

Matthias Kilian wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 01:35:43AM +0100, Ian Lynagh wrote:
>> We are pleased to announce that the GHC snapshot is a
>> beta release of GHC 6.10.1.
> [...]
>> Please test as much as possible; bugs are much cheaper if we find them
>> before the release!
> Not quite the beta snapshot, but from HEAD about the same time you
> tagged and branched, I got the following positive results on
> OpenBSD/i386:
> 1) Build it up to stage2 and make install from ghc-6.6: ok
> 2) The same again with the result of 1): ok
> 3) Full build including all extralibs with the result of 2): ok
> I'll restart the whole process with what's in the ghc-6.10 branch
> now (hopefully that's ok for you, since some fixes have been already
> committed to the branch), and I'll also try to run the testsuite
> after step 3).
> BTW: I had some problems running the testsuite some weeks ago,
> because some autoconf'd stuff was missing. When building from the
> repository (*not* from the source tarballs), are there any additional
> steps beyond
> 	sh boot
> 	./configure --prefix=...
> 	gmake install
> required?

No, that should be enough.  Thanks for testing it!


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