Compiling ghc 6

Volker Stolz
Tue, 1 Jul 2003 15:59:36 +0200

In local.glasgow-haskell-users, you wrote:
> I am trying to compile GHC 6 on an Atlhon 1700+ running Red Hat 9 and 
> using GHC 6, installed from the .rpm that is available in the GHC web
> page... After compiling for a long time I get this message:
> xargs: /usr/bin/ar: terminated by signal 9

Signal 9 is SIGKILL, so your process got forcefully terminated. Usually
this means you either exceeded soft limits (use e.g. 'ulimit' to find out
or ask your admin) or maybe did use more memory (including swap) than was

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