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Setting up a nightly build

The GHC builder builds GHC on various platforms in various different ways each night, runs the test suite and performance benchmarks, and mails the results to the [email protected] mailing list. We're always keen to add more build slaves to the setup, especially if you have a platform that doesn't already have a build slave, so if you'd like to join the fun, please let us know at cvs-ghc@…. If a platform is represented in the nightly builds, it's more likely we'll be able to identify and fix problems specific to that platform quickly.

Install OpenSSL

  • On Windows, install OpenSSL from here (not the Light Version):
  • On Linux, get OpenSSL from your distro. E.g. install openssl-devel on RedHat-derived distros (e.g. Fedora), or openssl-dev on Debian-derived distros (e.g. Ubuntu)
  • Mac OSX: someone please fill this in
  • Solaris: someone please fill this in

Install HsOpenSSL

On non-Windows:

cabal install HsOpenSSL

On Windows: I found I had to add 'ssl2' to 'extra-libraries' in HsOpenSSL.cabal. So

cabal unpack HsOpenSSL
cd HsOpenSSL*
<edit HsOpenSSL, add ssl2 to extra-libraries>
cabal install --extra-include-dirs="c:/OpenSSL/include" --extra-lib-dirs="c:/OpenSSL"

To create a new build slave

The code for the builder lives in this darcs repo:

Once you have built it, pick a username (something fairly unique to you) and password, and send them to igloo@…. Then initialise the client with:

./client init username password

where username and password are your username and password, and put a copy of in certs/.

You can now run the client with:



./client -v

We recommend running in screen for now, as the client doesn't daemonise itself yet.