[Haskell-cafe] Re: I do not want to be a bitch, but ghc-6.8.3 and haskell binary policy are really horrible.

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 05:28:23 EDT 2008

Magicloud wrote:
> 1. I cannot install ghc-6.8.3 in my box until I found the old runable 
> binary.
> 2. After I installed cabal, and upgraded, ghc-6.8.3 cannot rebuild 
> itself. Because its libraries are conflict with the ones upgraded by cabal.
> 3. Sometimes, ghc just ignore some libs, because it does not meet its 
> dependencies. Well, ghc does not even tell me. It knows what I want?
> 4. I use cabal, thinking it would make dependencies installation easier 
> for me. Well it does not, once an error happened, nothing would work 
> since. I cannot even remove the broken lib.
> 5. No more needed. The above ones, which are important enough to drive 
> me crazy.

Hi there - thanks for the feedback, although there's not much we can do 
unless you provide complete details about what went wrong, so that we can 
figure out whether you're reporting new bugs or known issues.

It would be more useful if you could take even just one of those issues and 
report it properly via the GHC or Cabal bug trackers.  Give enough 
information that we can reproduce the problem and improve the tools.

Instructions for reporting bugs in GHC are here:


Cabal Trac is here:



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