ANNOUNCE: GHC 7.2.1 Release Candidate 1

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Fri Aug 5 17:09:44 CEST 2011

On 05/08/2011 12:08, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Hi,
> Am Freitag, den 05.08.2011, 09:46 +0100 schrieb Simon Marlow:
>> I don't like having to do this, but it reduces our testing surface (we
>> don't want to have to test against N different versions of libffi).  I'm
>> quite happy for distros to build against their system libffi though, and
>> we should make that easier.  Note that if you build against the system
>> libffi you are responsible for fully testing the combination (I know you
>> already do that, which is great).
> after this broad hint, I ran the full testsuite, getting this result on
> Debian:
> OVERALL SUMMARY for test run started at Fr 5. Aug 11:02:03 CEST 2011
>      2894 total tests, which gave rise to
>     12535 test cases, of which
>         0 caused framework failures
>      2327 were skipped
>      9823 expected passes
>       351 expected failures
>         1 unexpected passes
>        33 unexpected failures
> Unexpected passes:
>     concurrent/should_run  throwto002 (ghci)
> Unexpected failures:
>     cabal                  ghcpkg05 [bad stderr] (normal)
>     concurrent/prog002     concprog002 [exit code non-0] (threaded2,threaded2_hT)
>     concurrent/prog003     concprog003 [exit code non-0] (normal,hpc,optasm,profasm,threaded1,threaded2,dyn,profthreaded)
>     concurrent/prog003     concprog003 [bad stdout or stderr] (ghci)
>     concurrent/should_run  conc023 [exit code non-0] (normal,hpc,optasm,profasm,threaded1,threaded2,dyn,profthreaded)
>     concurrent/should_run  conc023 [bad stdout or stderr] (ghci)
>     ffi/should_run         ffi009 [exit code non-0] (normal,hpc,optasm,profasm,threaded1,threaded2,dyn,profthreaded)
>     ffi/should_run         ffi009 [bad stdout or stderr] (ghci)
>     plugins                plugins05 [exit code non-0] (profasm,dyn,profthreaded)
> Without looking into details yet, or comparing it with the test suite in
> 7.0.4.

This result is fine.  Most of those failures have been cleaned up in 
HEAD already, but the changes haven't been merged into the branch yet.


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