help understanding the validate_build_xhtml failure of ./validate for my CPP patch

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at
Sun Mar 23 20:33:54 UTC 2014

Hey all, I'm trying to get my CPP_Setttings patch to validate,
and i'm trying to understand why my validate is failing. At this point im
stumped and I really could  use some help!

I'd appreciate some assistance digging into this,
the ticket in question is

my current set of patches is
on top of current 7.8 branch)

and the confusing  error in question is

== Start post-install package check
Timestamp 2014-03-23 17:32:46 UTC for
Timestamp 2014-03-23 17:32:46 UTC for
dir/lib/ghc- (same as cache)
using cache: /Users/carter/Desktop/repoScratcher/ghc/bindisttest/install
== End post-install package check
===--- building phase 0
/Applications/ -r
--no-print-directory -f phase=0 phase_0_builds
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `phase_0_builds'.
===--- building phase 1
/Applications/ -r
--no-print-directory -f phase=1 phase_1_builds
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `phase_1_builds'.
===--- building final phase
/Applications/ -r
--no-print-directory -f phase=final validate_build_xhtml
cd libraries/xhtml &&
dir/bin/ghc" --make Setup
[1 of 1] Compiling Main             ( Setup.hs, Setup.o )
Linking Setup ...
cd libraries/xhtml && ./Setup configure
  dir/bin/ghc" --with-haddock="/Users/carter/Desktop/repoScratcher/ghc/bindisttest/install
  dir/bin/haddock" --enable-shared --disable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-prof --global --builddir=dist-bindist
Configuring xhtml-3000.2.1...
cd libraries/xhtml && ./Setup build   --builddir=dist-bindist
Building xhtml-3000.2.1...
Preprocessing library xhtml-3000.2.1...
ghc: could not execute:
make[1]: *** [validate_build_xhtml] Error 1
make: *** [validate_build_xhtml] Error 2

If someone could help me get to the bottom of this, I'd really really
appreciate it.

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