Windows build problems
daniel.is.fischer at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 16 00:00:56 CEST 2011
On Thursday 15 September 2011, 21:41:10, Bill Tutt wrote:
> From Daniel Fischer:
> > I'm trying to set up a build/test environment on Windows.
> > Building ghc (sh validate) fails after a while due to flex and bison
> > crashing. Those two come with git and even
> > $ flex --version
> > (or bison) crashes, so they seem truly hosed.
> > Do I need flex/bison at all to build ghc?
> > It seems they're not used on linux for building ghc.
> > So, if not, how do I configure things that the build doesn't try to
> > use bison/flex?
> > If yes, would installing flex and bison from gnuwin32 work?
> I ran into this issue last night as well. See
Ugh. I'd like to avoid uninstalling msys and installing something new if
> flex appears to be required from integer-gmp's ./configure for one of
> GMP's demo programs. (a calculator demo I think)
I can't find anything indicating that on linux, so it'd be probably be due
to using the in-tree gmp on Windows? But the only mention of flex that
seems possibly relevant is
# These flags make flex 8-bit
SRC_FLEX_OPTS += -8
in mk/config.mk.in, and bison is only mentioned in two word lists in
libraries/bytestring/tests at all (as the animal of course).
So I'm still mystified.
> I'm trying to see if a slightly newer msys installation process as
> listed in the Trac bug will take care of it.
If you get it to work, I'd appreciate detailed (Windows is so far utterly
incomprehensible to me, so they'd better be very explicit) instructions.
> However, last night I got a stage 1 ghc seg fault while compiling some
> Haskell code further along in the build.
Perhaps compiling GHC.Debug.hs? That's where I get a stage1 segfault on
linux when bootstrapping with 7.2.1, cf
However, I'm bootstrapping with 7.0.4 (switched on Windows due to the ar
location problem mentioned in #5488, that gets me to the bison/flex
problem, builds fine on linux).
> I currently have a devel1 build in progress to see what I come up with
> I also ran into: http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/5488 about
> bootstrapping using the Windows 7.2.1 standalone bits to bootstrap
> If the devel1 build doesn't give any useful symptoms to pass along
> I'll probably retry the build using the Haskell Platform compiler.
If your stage1 segfault is the same as mine, switching to 7.0.x should get
you around it.
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