ghc-7.8.1 and stm

Joachim Breitner mail at
Wed Feb 19 10:20:18 UTC 2014


Am Mittwoch, den 19.02.2014, 11:13 +0100 schrieb Herbert Valerio Riedel:
> On 2014-02-18 at 23:22:13 +0100, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> > Am Dienstag, den 18.02.2014, 14:12 -0800 schrieb David Fox:
> >> It seems to me that the stm library that is supposed to be built into
> >> ghc-7.8.1 is missing.  The deb provides and conflicts with
> >> libghc-stm-dev , but does not provide libghc-stm-dev-
> >
> > this seems to be the result of a possible inadvertent change in the GHC
> > source tarball creation: stm had been a "extra" lib already in 7.6 and
> > before, but was not part of the tarball.
> >
> > Herbert or Austin, is the sdist code not doing the right thing here?
> Afaics, 'stm' is only used as an "extra" lib by testsuite (and only for
> one test-case) and nofib; therefore I don't think the GHC source tarball
> is supposed to contain 'stm'...

precisely. So someone needs to remove it. Created
so that it is not forgotten.


Joachim Breitner
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