building GHC for "antique" OSX

Ian Lynagh ian at
Mon Dec 10 00:13:01 CET 2012

On Sun, Dec 09, 2012 at 05:45:17PM -0500, wren ng thornton wrote:
> 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?
> 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]
> (normal)

"stat too good" is definitely not a cause for concern. It just means
that haddock's performance was better than expected.

For the others, you'd have to look at why they failed (add
    TEST="T4113 conc070 3171"
to the testsuite "make" command you ran if you want to rerun only those


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