ANNOUNCE: GHC 7.8.1 Release Candidate 1

Ganesh Sittampalam ganesh at
Tue Feb 4 06:38:30 UTC 2014

Just to note a problem I encountered on Windows, which may well be user

I unpacked the mingw tarball and added the bin directory from it to my
path. cabal install then failed with "cabal.exe: does not exist" after
producing some other output.

Running with -v3 suggested that the actual problem was that the ld on my
path couldn't read the .o files produced by GHC. I changed my path to
also include the mingw\bin directory from the tarball, and then all was

On 03/02/2014 22:35, Austin Seipp wrote:
> We are pleased to announce the first release candidate for GHC 7.8.1:
> This includes the source tarball and bindists for Windows, Linux, OS
> X, FreeBSD, and Solaris, on x86 and x86_64. There is a signed copy of
> the SHA256 hashes available (attached) using my GPG key (keyid
> 0x3B58D86F).
> We plan to make the 7.8.1 RC2 release quite soon, as we're aware of
> some existing issues.
> Please test as much as possible; bugs are much cheaper if we find them
> before the release!
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