Progress building unregisterised for FreeBSD/amd64

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Tue Mar 13 21:16:40 EDT 2007

Hi Gregory,

On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 05:18:42PM -0400, Gregory Wright wrote:
> The 6.4.2 build now runs successfully to the end of the hc-build script.

Ah, good, that'll hopefully make getting 6.6 working less painful.

> The interesting thing is that out of the box using the 6.4.2  
> bootstrap compiler,
> 6.6 still crashes when compiling Linker.c.  Not just a little crash;  
> it hung the
> whole system.

Hmm. Do you know if it was eating all your memory?

> As I said, I'm using out of the box 6.6.  Should I try a 6.6 from darcs?

Yes, that's probably the best way to go. Put:


in mk/ before you start building. If that breaks in the same way
then set the -debug flag as I described before, delete
compiler/stage1/, run "make stage=1" in compiler/
(should relink ghc with -debug) and then try the failing command again.
Assuming it still breaks, try gdb'ing it (note that it's a shell script
that's being run, so you'll need to run the real binary and pass the
extra args to it manually with gdb).


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