Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#2827 closed bug (fixed)

Win32 releases lack versioned binaries

Reported by: guest Owned by: igloo
Priority: high Milestone: 6.10.2
Component: Compiler Version: 6.10.1
Keywords: Cc: sanzhiyan@…
Operating System: Windows Architecture: Unknown/Multiple
Type of failure: None/Unknown Test Case:
Blocked By: Blocking:
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Versioned binaries, of the form ghc-$ver, are very useful when keeping more than one ghc in %Path%, but the official installer doesn't provide them.

Also, i've tried to just copy and rename the exes but i got this error:

> ghc-6.10.1 --make Setup.lhs
ghc-6.10.1: panic! (the 'impossible' happened)
  (GHC version 6.10.1 for i386-unknown-mingw32):
        can't decompose ghc.exe path: "C:\\ghc\\ghc-6.10.1\\bin\\ghc-6.10.1.exe"

Please report this as a GHC bug:

should i file that as a separate bug?

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by guest

Cc: sanzhiyan@… added

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by igloo

difficulty: Unknown
Milestone: 6.10.2

Thanks for the report. These will likely be fixed at the same time, so I think keeping them in one ticket is OK.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by simonmar

Priority: normalhigh

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by igloo

Owner: set to igloo

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by igloo

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed in HEAD and 6.10 branch, and I've added a TODO note to the new build system.

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