[ANNOUNCE] GHC 8.0.2 release candidate 1
george.colpitts at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 00:15:25 UTC 2016
Thanks Ben, this is great!
Installing the binary on the Mac results in the following minor problem:
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 docs/users_guide/build-man/ghc.1
install: /usr/local/share/man/man1/ghc.1: No such file or directory
make: *** [install_man] Error 71
make: *** [install] Error 2
The error message is a bit confusing as the file does exist.
It is easily resolved by
I believe I encountered the same problem on ghc 8.0.1 rc1
On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 6:39 PM Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> The GHC team is happy to (finally!) announce the first candiate of the
> 8.0.2 release of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler. Source and binary
> distributions are available at
> This is the first of what will hopefully be only two release candidates
> leading up the final 8.0.2 release. This release will fix a number bugs
> found in 8.0.1 including,
> * Interface file build determinism (#4012).
> * Compatibility with macOS Sierra and GCC compilers which compile
> position-independent executables by default
> * Runtime linker fixes on Windows (see #12797)
> * A compiler bug which resulted in undefined reference errors while
> compiling some packages (see #12076)
> * Compatability with systems which use the gold linker
> * A number of memory consistency bugs in the runtime system
> * A number of efficiency issues in the threaded runtime which manifest
> on larger core counts and large numbers of bound threads.
> * A typechecker bug which caused some programs using
> -XDefaultSignatures to be incorrectly accepted.
> * More than two-hundred other bugs. See Trac  for a complete
> Unfortunately there is one known bug (#12757) which can result in
> runtime crashes which is still lurking in -rc1. This will be fixed in
> -rc2, which will be released in about a week.
> As always, let us know if you encounter trouble. Thanks to everyone who
> has contributed so far!
> Happy testing,
> - Ben
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