|Version 7 (modified by igloo, 5 months ago)|
Making the source tarball
The source tarball includes some generated files, such as Parser.hs (generated from Parser.y.pp). We therefore need to do a build before generating the source tarball.
First check out the branch, and ensure that the version number and RELEASE near the top of configure.ac are correct. Then:
$ perl boot $ ./configure $ make $ make sdist
It is advisable to use a machine with as recent an autoreconf as possible; in particular, 2.61 is known to make a configure script that doesn't work on Windows.
You should now have source tarballs sdistprep/ghc-<VERSION>-src.tar.bz2 and sdistprep/ghc-<VERSION>-testsuite.tar.bz2.
Making the binary builds
Untar the src tarball. Then:
$ cat > mk/build.mk <<EOF V=1 HADDOCK_DOCS=YES LATEX_DOCS=YES HSCOLOUR_SRCS=YES BUILD_DOCBOOK_HTML=YES BUILD_DOCBOOK_PDF=YES BUILD_DOCBOOK_PS=YES EOF
If on Linux:
$ echo "BeConservative=YES" >> mk/build.mk
$ ./configure 2>&1 | tee ../conf.log $ make 2>&1 | tee ../make.log $ make binary-dist 2>&1 | tee ../bd.log
Sanity checking the binary builds
The compare tool compares the tarballs of different releases, and warns about possible problems:
$ cd <</path/to/ghc/tree>>/distrib/compare $ make
$ <</path/to/ghc/tree>>/distrib/compare <<previous_release_files>> <<this_release_files>>