Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#9926 closed bug (fixed)

Restore INSTALL file in src dist

Reported by: goldfire Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.10.1
Component: Documentation Version: 7.10.1-rc1
Keywords: Cc:
Operating System: Unknown/Multiple Architecture: Unknown/Multiple
Type of failure: None/Unknown Test Case:
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I seem to recall previous source distributions having an INSTALL file with instructions. (The particular detail I was looking for was whether or not I need to perl boot the 7.10-rc1 source distro.) There don't seem to be any installation instructions anymore. Could this be restored for future source distros?


Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by thoughtpolice

I actually don't recall this. git log --follow -- INSTALL in the root doesn't tell me anything; nonetheless, we could add something I suppose, just adding a new INSTALL file to the root directory should do the trick.

Would anyone like to try?

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by Austin Seipp <austin@…>

In 9a1c8d96f0aaf7629cdcfad5ba67aa8a1a7b9cb3/ghc:

docs: add to root dir (#9926)

This gives a very quick rundown on installation for end-users (HACKING
etc is for developers/possible contributors).

Signed-off-by: Austin Seipp <>

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by thoughtpolice

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Merged to ghc-7.10 (via e34ca9900d5a8acf7b8da0d07989d579a718f464).

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