*BSD support in 6.8.3

Donn Cave donn at avvanta.com
Mon Jun 2 11:31:14 EDT 2008

On Mon, 02 Jun 2008 09:36:41 +0100
Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Unfortunately, it won't build with the GNU "ar" that's standard on this
> > platform.  It can't index archives as big as libHSbase.a:  apparently, it
> > allocates too many moderately large hash tables for the many small modules
> > in that archive, and runs out of memory.  I worked around this by reducing
> > the default hash table size in libbfd.so.  I'm not saying any of this makes
> > sense, it's just what I eventually managed to get working.  Otherwise, it
> > builds smoothly.
> Perhaps turning off -split-objs would also work around this problem?

Yes, so the NetBSD package maintainer suggested, after I wrote to him
about this.  He expressed some interest in getting the amd64 build into
the package system, as there have been requests (currently supports only
the i386 platform), so I'm going to pursue that.

Donn Cave <donn at avvanta.com>

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