[darcs-devel] Building darcs 1.0.9 on PPC with ghc 6.8.1

David Roundy droundy at darcs.net
Sat Dec 1 15:40:01 UTC 2007

On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 01:53:39PM -0700, Jeremy Hinegardner wrote:
> Hi all,
> I help maintain the darcs RPM for Fedora and we seem to have encountered
> a interesting bug.  I'm not sure if it is in the darcs build process or
> part of GHC.
> In the development branch of Fedora the ghc version is currently 6.8.1
> and stock darcs 1.0.9 does not build with ghc 6.8.1.  I have applied the
> unstable patches from http://bugs.darcs.net/issue544 to address this and
> darcs builds just fine and all tests succeed on i386.  
> But when we look at the PPC build, it builds fine but the tests start
> failing.  You can see the full build log here:
>     http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/getfile?taskID=266871&name=build.log
> I do not know if this is a failure on my part, or a darcs bug or a GHC
> issue or if it is something else.  I could use a bit of advice, and I'll
> be happy to put this in the bug tracker if it is a darcs issue.

Could you try running make test_shell? I find the shell-script tests more
helpful for tracking down problems.  Thanks for the report! (And hopefully
soon we'll get a ghc 6.8-support stable release out...)
David Roundy
Department of Physics
Oregon State University
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