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

Thorkil Naur naur at post11.tele.dk
Sat Dec 1 16:14:19 UTC 2007


You are probably already aware, but just to make sure: There is currently an 
issue with PPC Mac OS X 10.5 
(http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/1843). It does not appear from 
the log provided that this is it, but better safe than sorry.

Best regards
On Saturday 01 December 2007 16:40, David Roundy wrote:
> 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:
> > 
> >     
> > 
> > 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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