Version 5 (modified by kirsten, 11 years ago) (diff)

my life is an unending vale of misery and toast

Building GHC on Mac OS X 10.2, by Kirsten aged 26 1/52

  1. grab the HEAD off darcs, per Building/GettingTheSources (no problems here)
  2. run autoreconf (this went ok, because I had just upgraded my autoconf in order to build darcs)
  3. run ./configure
  4. oops, I only have happy 1.13, it wants happy 1.15
  5. go to the happy download page. what, no Mac OS X binary?
  6. grab the happy sources
  7. ./configure, make, make install. so far so good
  8. ./configure GHC again
  9. LOL, I need alex 2.0
  10. why isn't this integrated into the GHC build process? also, googling for just "alex" is un-useful. so is googling for "alex lexer" and "alex lexer haskell"
  11. LOL, *still* no Mac OS X binary.
  12. ./configure; make in alex
  13. have disgusting IM conversation with friend while waiting
  14. alex: "you lose at life":
    Creating a symbolic link from alex-2.0.1 to alex in /usr/local/bin failed: `/usr/local/bin/alex' already exists
    Perhaps remove `/usr/local/bin/alex' manually?
    make[2]: *** [install] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
    make: *** [install] Error 1
  15. consider a career change
  16. rm /usr/local/bin/alex
  17. sudo rm /usr/local/bin/alex
  18. sudo make me a sandwich
  19. sudo make install
  20. okay, I have alex. yippee.
  21. ./configure in GHC again
  22. seems to have worked. With trembling fingers (or maybe that's just the freezing Southern California weather), type "make".
  23. OH NOEZ:
    gcc -O -DTABLES_NEXT_TO_CODE -I. -I../rts    -c mkDerivedConstants.c -o mkDerivedConstants.o
    InfoTables.h:314: illegal member declaration, missing name, found `}'
    OSThreads.h:135: #error "Threads not supported"
    OSThreads.h:141: undefined type, found `OSThreadId'
    OSThreads.h:145: illegal external declaration, missing `;' after `OSThreadProcAttr'
    OSThreads.h:145: illegal external declaration, missing `;' after `*'
    OSThreads.h:147: undefined type, found `OSThreadId'
    OSThreads.h:148: undefined type, found `OSThreadProc'
    OSThreads.h:153: undefined type, found `Condition'
    OSThreads.h:154: undefined type, found `Condition'
    OSThreads.h:155: undefined type, found `Condition'
    OSThreads.h:156: undefined type, found `Condition'
    OSThreads.h:157: undefined type, found `Condition'
    OSThreads.h:158: undefined type, found `Mutex'
    OSThreads.h:163: undefined type, found `Mutex'
    OSThreads.h:164: undefined type, found `Mutex'
    OSThreads.h:169: undefined type, found `ThreadLocalKey'
    OSThreads.h:170: undefined type, found `ThreadLocalKey'
    OSThreads.h:171: undefined type, found `ThreadLocalKey'
    Storage.h:211: undefined type, found `Mutex'
    Storage.h:212: undefined type, found `Mutex'
    ../rts/Task.h:88: undefined type, found `OSThreadId'
    ../rts/Task.h:115: undefined type, found `Condition'
    ../rts/Task.h:116: undefined type, found `Mutex'
    ../rts/Task.h:225: illegal function prototype, found `*'
    ../rts/Task.h:225: illegal function definition, found `)'
    ../rts/Task.h:235: undefined type, found `ThreadLocalKey'
    ../rts/Capability.h:74: undefined type, found `Mutex'
    ../rts/Capability.h:197: undefined type, found `Mutex'
    cpp-precomp: warning: errors during smart preprocessing, retrying in basic mode
    make[1]: *** [mkDerivedConstants.o] Error 1
    make: *** [stage1] Error 1
  24. Cry.
  25. Hmm, how old is my gcc, anyway?
    % gcc --version
    gcc (GCC) 3.1 20020420 (prerelease)
    Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
    warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. [ yeah, no shit, Sherlock ]
  26. Will upgrading my gcc break everything? Probably. Should I do it anyway? Probably.
  27. Actually, upgrading gcc sounds about as appealing as a quadruple root canal. Maybe I can use gcc2 (2.95.2) instead.
  28. Aaaaargh, of course I'm not that lucky:
    checking for gcc... gcc2
    checking for C compiler default output file name... 
    configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
  29. Start downloading tarball for newer gcc from: Also consider becoming religious so I can pray for it to be actually useful.
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  1. Wish that parents-in-law would get the faster internets at their house.