ANNOUNCE: GHC 7.8.1 Release Candidate 1

Karel Gardas karel.gardas at
Thu Feb 6 13:19:12 UTC 2014

On 02/ 5/14 03:09 PM, Arie Peterson wrote:
> On Monday 03 February 2014 16:35:14 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. […]
> Has anyone by chance built it for arm, yet? If I understand correctly, with
> this new version, it should be possible to compile programs with a dependency
> on vector, on arm.

unfortunately build on ubuntu 12.04.2 lts still fails with:

"inplace/bin/ghc-stage2" -hisuf hi -osuf  o -hcsuf hc -static  -H32m -O 
    -package-name vector- -hide-all-packages -i 
-ilibraries/vector/. -ilibraries/vector/dist-install/build 
-Ilibraries/vector/dist-install/build/autogen -Ilibraries/vector/include 
-Ilibraries/vector/internal   -optP-DVECTOR_BOUNDS_CHECKS -optP-include 
-optPlibraries/vector/dist-install/build/autogen/cabal_macros.h -package 
base- -package deepseq- -package ghc-prim- -package 
primitive- -O2 -XHaskell98 -XCPP -XDeriveDataTypeable -O2 
-no-user-package-db -rtsopts      -odir 
libraries/vector/dist-install/build -hidir 
libraries/vector/dist-install/build -stubdir 
libraries/vector/dist-install/build   -c 
libraries/vector/./Data/Vector/Fusion/Stream/Monadic.hs -o 
Loading package ghc-prim ... linking ... done.
Loading package integer-gmp ... linking ... done.
Loading package base ... linking ... Illegal instruction
make[1]: *** 
[libraries/vector/dist-install/build/Data/Vector/Fusion/Stream/Monadic.o] Error 
make[1]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make: *** [all] Error 2

So either I made some mistake or we're not there yet.


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