Subject: Re: Getting repeatedly the same compile error with groff.
To: Marcin Jessa <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/08/2005 09:13:26
Marcin Jessa <> writes:
> It also suprises me a simple thing like CPU flag could break the build.

It will break the build on other OSes as well.

gcc is buggy. (Other compilers are also buggy to greater or lesser
extents). The more files you are compiling, the larger the odds are
you will hit a bug, and NetBSD has a *lot* of files.

There is nothing wrong with trying other flag combinations, but you
should never assume that problems are caused by the OS if you are
using non-standard build flags or a non-standard compiler (or both).