net001 test failure
simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 11:24:26 EDT 2007
Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> Simon Marlow wrote:
>> The test net001 from the network package is failing on my RedHat 9
>> box, so I went investigating. Bear in mind I'm completely ignorant of
>> IPV6. This test invokes
>> Network.listenOn (PortNumber 22222)
>> and gets:
>> socket: unsupported operation (Address family not supported by
>> This machine has getaddrinfo(), so the IPV6 support is enabled.
> It appears that Red Hat 9's IPv6 support is completely broken. I think
> the simplest thing to do about this is to make an explicit check for RH9
> in the configure script and turn off IPv6 support if we detect it. Red
> Hat EOLed RH9 years ago, so I don't think investing much effort in it is
> Does this seem reasonable?
Obviously it's not worth investing a lot of effort in getting this working. I
should really upgrade the OS on this box. My main concern was that there wasn't
a real bug lurking.
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