patch applied (cabal): "Fix the GHC HEAD build: Don't use deprecated catch function"
duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 27 14:16:12 CEST 2011
On Tue, 2011-04-26 at 16:26 -0700, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> Tue Apr 26 16:20:15 PDT 2011 Ian Lynagh <igloo at earth.li>
> * Fix the GHC HEAD build: Don't use deprecated catch function
> We could make this conditional, to support old GHC versions, but I
> don't think it is worth the cost to support 6.8. By the time this Cabal
> is released, you will need at least 6.12 (if not higher) to build the
> GHC it comes with.
> M ./Distribution/Simple/Build/PathsModule.hs -2 +5
I just recently applied a patch here to support ghc-6.8, sent in by a
contributor. There's two issues, one is building Cabal with ghc-6.8, and
the other is using a recent Cabal version to work with ghc-6.8 at
runtime. The generated paths module has to compile with the target
compiler, including older ghc and hugs, nhc etc.
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