GHC build failures on Mac OS X Leopard: ppc & x86

Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at
Mon Feb 18 18:58:44 EST 2008

Sean Leather:
> Manuel M T Chakravarty:
>> I can't help you with the PPC, but on the MacBook try building with
>>   make EXTRA_AR_ARGS=-s
>> It's a known bug with Cabal.
> Thanks, Manuel, it builds now.
> Afterwards, I ran 'make' in 'testsuite/tests/ghc-regress' and got  
> this:
> OVERALL SUMMARY for test run started at Mon Feb 18 17:55:20 CET 2008
>    2084 total tests, which gave rise to
>   10640 test cases, of which
>       0 caused framework failures
>    2160 were skipped
>    7487 expected passes
>     372 expected failures
>       0 unexpected passes
>     621 unexpected failures
> That seems like a large number of unexpected failures; however, I
> haven't seen a summary from a build of Mac OS X on x86, so I don't
> know what to expect.
> At a glance, many of the failures refer to ghci (at least that's what
> I assume the "(ghci)" next to the name means). Here is a sample:

I haven't run the full test suite on the 6.8 branch.  Try

   make Validating=YES fast stage=2 CLEANUP=1

That should go through (sometimes when test outputs changes due to  
changes on the HEAD), it takes a while until the tests are adapted to  
expect different outputs for 6.8.


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