[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] [GHC] #5849: Buliding on arm broke in 7.4.1

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Tue Feb 7 16:16:29 UTC 2012

#5849: Buliding on arm broke in 7.4.1
    Reporter:  nomeata         |       Owner:                     
        Type:  bug             |      Status:  new                
    Priority:  high            |   Milestone:  7.4.2              
   Component:  Runtime System  |     Version:  7.4.1              
    Keywords:                  |          Os:  Linux              
Architecture:  arm             |     Failure:  Building GHC failed
  Difficulty:  Unknown         |    Testcase:                     
   Blockedby:                  |    Blocking:                     
     Related:                  |  

Comment(by igloo):

 Replying to [ticket:5849 nomeata]:
 > As you can see here:
 > https://buildd.debian.org/status/logs.php?pkg=ghc&arch=armel
 > the GHC build fails on armel on Debian, and the change was introduced
 between the last release candidate and the final release. This is not a
 good time to make such changes, as it makes testing the release candidates
 somewhat obsolete. *slightgrumble*

 Sorry. Other Arm users had reported that the compiler was broken without
 these patches. As the patches could only affect the Arm platform (as the
 changes are all inside CPP conditionals), and as the platform was
 apparently broken without them, it seemed safe to put them in.

 We could have put out another RC, but that would have meant more man
 hours, at least another week's delay, and there are diminishing returns on
 RCs - the more we put out, the fewer people are able to find time to test

 Incidentally, 4647278919ce724717db93af605741b4a419b3b2 is also involved.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/5849#comment:4>
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