Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 11 months ago

#9769 closed bug (fixed)

User's Guide missing from Windows binary distributions

Reported by: Dangthrimble Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.10.2
Component: Build System (make) Version: 7.8.3
Keywords: Cc:
Operating System: Windows Architecture: Unknown/Multiple
Type of failure: Documentation bug Test Case:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Related Tickets: Differential Rev(s):
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Context: I am relatively new to Haskell and am trying to build a Haskell IDE around Sublime Text. I have been using Haskell Platform but have encountered a number of problems using cabal. Consequently I have been advised to uninstall Haskell Platform and download ghc.

I have just downloaded and extracted ghc-7.8.3-x86_64-unknown-mingw32.tar.xz.

Hoping for advice on setting up ghc, I have opened ghc-7.8.3\doc\html\index.html in Firefox and clicked on "The User's Guide". Unfortunately the ghc-7.8.3/doc/html/users_guide folder is missing.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by thomie

Architecture: x86_64 (amd64)Unknown/Multiple
Component: DocumentationBuild System
Summary: ghc-7.8.3-x86_64-unknown-mingw32.tar.xz missing User's GuideUser's Guide missing from Windows binary distributions

Sorry to hear you ran into this. You can access the latest user manual online here for the moment:

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by thomie

Milestone: 7.10.1

comment:3 Changed 5 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:4 Changed 4 years ago by thomie

Status: newmerge

Running pacman -Sy docbook-xsl on the machine where the windows bindist is build should solve this. I tested it.

Note: no postscript or pdf though, since pacman on msys2 doesn't have dblatex. I updated Building/Preparation/Windows.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by thoughtpolice

Resolution: fixed
Status: mergeclosed

Should be fixed in RC1 and beyond, thanks for the report!

comment:6 Changed 11 months ago by bgamari

Component: Build SystemBuild System (make)

The new Hadrian build system has been merged. Relabeling the tickets concerning the legacy make build system to prevent confusion.

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