Subject: Re: Getting repeatedly the same compile error with groff.
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/08/2005 10:19:33
On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 09:13:26AM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> 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).

It's also most likely hard coding the optimization level is what broke more
than anything else. Due to gcc bugs there are places in the source tree
which downgrade the -O level at times.