Can't compile GHC 6.8.2
marlowsd at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 04:30:26 EST 2008
Uwe Hollerbach wrote:
> Hello Barney & all, I've been following your messages with some
> interest, as I too have been trying to build a more-modern ghc on my
> G3 iMac running 10.3.9. I started with an existing 6.6.1 build, and
> tried to build 6.8.3; I'm finally at the point where I have something
> to report, although I'm not sure if it's a success or a failure
> report... :-/
> I applied your patch to package.conf.in (approximately; the relevant
> section wasn't quite identical), edited rts/Linker.c to add "#define
> LC_SEGMENT_64 LC_SEGMENT", and hacked up a wrapper script around ar to
> always ranlib the library being processed; you had mentioned patching
> cabal, but I decided the wrapper around ar was easier... a hack, but
> what the hell.
> After that, "configure && make" ran to completion without errors
> (although it took a couple of days, since I had all the extralibs).
> Success! ... or is it?
> I installed the new compiler into /usr/local, then tested it by trying
> "ghc -v". Alas, no joy! It died with some dynamic-link error which
> I've approximately reproduced here:
> lupus:~/ghc-6.8.3% ghc-6.8.3 -v
> dyld: relocation error (external relocation for symbol _pthread_mutex_unlock
> in ghc-6.8.3 relocation entry 0 displacement too large)Trace/BPT trap
> Failure! ... or is it?
I'd guess that the size of the binary has caused some kind of overflow of a
short relocation field. Any experts in MacOS linking around?
You might want to try the testsuite with stage1 and see whether the failure
shows up anywhere else.
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