GHC build failures on Mac OS X Leopard: ppc & x86
Manuel M T Chakravarty
chak at cse.unsw.edu.au
Mon Feb 18 18:58:44 EST 2008
> Manuel M T Chakravarty:
>> I can't help you with the PPC, but on the MacBook try building with
>> make EXTRA_AR_ARGS=-s
>> It's a known bug with Cabal.
> Thanks, Manuel, it builds now.
> Afterwards, I ran 'make' in 'testsuite/tests/ghc-regress' and got
> OVERALL SUMMARY for test run started at Mon Feb 18 17:55:20 CET 2008
> 2084 total tests, which gave rise to
> 10640 test cases, of which
> 0 caused framework failures
> 2160 were skipped
> 7487 expected passes
> 372 expected failures
> 0 unexpected passes
> 621 unexpected failures
> That seems like a large number of unexpected failures; however, I
> haven't seen a summary from a build of Mac OS X on x86, so I don't
> know what to expect.
> At a glance, many of the failures refer to ghci (at least that's what
> I assume the "(ghci)" next to the name means). Here is a sample:
I haven't run the full test suite on the 6.8 branch. Try
make Validating=YES fast stage=2 CLEANUP=1
That should go through (sometimes when test outputs changes due to
changes on the HEAD), it takes a while until the tests are adapted to
expect different outputs for 6.8.
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