Validate broken on Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion

Christiaan Baaij christiaan.baaij at
Thu Nov 14 11:04:57 UTC 2013

After fixing the warning in the C-code of the primitive package, validate (including dph tests) seems to be working for me:

OVERALL SUMMARY for test run started at Thu Nov 14 11:03:26 2013 CET
 0:46:34 spent to go through
    3818 total tests, which gave rise to
   14930 test cases, of which
   11445 were skipped

      28 had missing libraries
    3394 expected passes
      58 expected failures

       0 caused framework failures
       1 unexpected passes
       4 unexpected failures

Unexpected passes:
   ghci/linking  T3333 (normal)

Unexpected failures:
   driver         static001 [bad stderr] (normal)
   driver/T3007   T3007 [bad exit code] (normal)
   perf/compiler  T3064 [stat not good enough] (normal)
   perf/compiler  T4801 [stat too good] (normal)

I'll try again with a 'make maintainer-clean', include profiling libs, and do a ./validate --slow.

On Nov 14, 2013, at 5:23 AM, Carter Schonwald <carter.schonwald at> wrote:

> Ben has an excellent point: 
> if things are broken on mac, lets fix it!  Especially since we should be hitting RC status shortly.... any breakages should be smashed ASAP.
> This does raise a point I hope we'll address more aggressively after the 7.8 release, namely trying to keep ghc less broken by default! GHC being really really really broken between releases is probably the single HUGEST barrier to more people getting involved in helping GHC dev. And I think thats a huge problem we need to take more seriously. 
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 11:09 PM, Ben Lippmeier <benl at> wrote:
> On 13/11/2013, at 8:02 PM, Christiaan Baaij wrote:
> > Does validate work for the DPH packages on Linux?
> "sh validate" runs fine on my Linux machine, but neither of my Macs.
> I can also run the dph tests manually on Linux, and they work fine.
> Ben.
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