Ticket #1393 (closed bug: wontfix)
Tag source tree with successful bootstraps
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Trying to keep up with ghc HEAD can be very frustrating. If you grab the source tree at any point in time there only seems to be about a 10% chance that the compiler can actually successfully bootstrap itself and all the libraries. I suggest that the nightly build should tag the tree when it has successfully bootstrapped everything (for each platform). This way there would be recent and working fall-back points.
Alternatively, make sure that bootstrapping works before pushing the change into the main repo (but given the speed of recompilation this could be painful).