Opened 8 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#3533 closed bug (wontfix)

mac installer package deletes old version of ghc

Reported by: malcolm.wallace@… Owned by:
Priority: lowest Milestone: 8.0.1
Component: Build System Version: 6.10.4
Keywords: Cc:
Operating System: MacOS X Architecture: x86
Type of failure: Installing GHC failed Test Case:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Related Tickets: Differential Rev(s):
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Description (last modified by igloo)

The Mac installer package on the ghc downloads page (the .pkg, not the .tar.bz2), deletes an existing installation of ghc if it already exists. There is no warning of this behaviour on the download page, or in the installer itself.

At least a warning should be given. Even better, would be to leave the existing installation of ghc intact. Best of all would be for the installer to prompt whether you want to keep the old version or delete it.

Change History (15)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by igloo

Description: modified (diff)
difficulty: Unknown

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by igloo

Milestone: 6.12 branch

It would be great if someone could look into implementing this.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by igloo

Milestone: 6.12 branch6.12.3

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by igloo

Milestone: 6.12.36.14.1
Priority: normallow

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by igloo

Milestone: 7.0.17.0.2

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by igloo

Milestone: 7.0.27.2.1

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by igloo

Milestone: 7.2.17.4.1

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by igloo

Milestone: 7.4.17.6.1
Priority: lowlowest

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by igloo

Milestone: 7.6.17.6.2

comment:10 Changed 3 years ago by thoughtpolice

Milestone: 7.6.27.10.1

Moving to 7.10.1.

comment:11 Changed 3 years ago by thomie

Component: CompilerBuild System
Type of failure: Installing GHC failed

comment:12 Changed 3 years ago by thoughtpolice

Milestone: 7.10.17.12.1

Moving to 7.12.1 milestone; if you feel this is an error and should be addressed sooner, please move it back to the 7.10.1 milestone.

comment:13 Changed 3 years ago by thoughtpolice

Moving to 7.12.1 milestone; if you feel this is an error and should be addressed sooner, please move it back to the 7.10.1 milestone.

comment:14 Changed 2 years ago by thomie

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

It seems that starting with 7.6 we don't offer any OS X installer package anymore [1], so it can't be broken either! Closing this 6 year old bug.

[1] https://www.haskell.org/ghc/download_ghc_7_6_1#macosxintel

comment:15 Changed 2 years ago by thoughtpolice

Milestone: 7.12.18.0.1

Milestone renamed

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