Problem with GNU make 3.79 on Darwin for HEAD after 8 December 2004
(Modified by Sean Seefried)
sseefried at cse.unsw.edu.au
Fri Dec 17 23:55:07 EST 2004
I can't work out what recent change has caused this but it seems that
before 8 December things built just fine. After that date however
'make' goes into an infinite loop (or just takes a really long time)
when compiling in directory ghc/compiler. This is using the version of
GNU make provided with the Developer Tools which is 3.79. I tried using
make version 3.79.1 and it worked just fine.
The strangest thing is that I can't see any commits to CVS that changed
the build system (i.e. no Makefiles or configuration files have been
changed). Naturally module dependencies have changed and at this early
stage I can only surmise that this has just teased out a latent bug in
3.79 of GNU make.
What does everyone else think?
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