building GHC for "antique" OSX

wren ng thornton wren at
Sun Dec 9 23:45:17 CET 2012

Hello all,

I'm one of those curmudgeons still working on OSX 10.5.8. Recently I 
finally got around to building the latest GHC and, FWIW, everything 
seems to have worked out fine. I did get a few failed tests in the 
testsuite though, and I'm curious what they mean or if they're actually 
cause for concern?

OVERALL SUMMARY for test run started at Fri Dec  7 10:49:39 EST 2012
     3402 total tests, which gave rise to
    14436 test cases, of which
        0 caused framework failures
    11364 were skipped

     2985 expected passes
       47 had missing libraries
       34 expected failures
        0 unexpected passes
        6 unexpected failures

Unexpected failures:
    ../../libraries/directory/tests  T4113 [bad stdout] (normal)
    concurrent/should_run            conc070 [bad stdout or stderr] (ghci)
    ghci/should_run                  3171 [bad stdout] (normal)
    perf/haddock                     haddock.Cabal [stat too good] (normal)
    perf/haddock                     haddock.base [stat too good] (normal)
    perf/haddock                     haddock.compiler [stat too good] 

Live well,

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