Subject: Re: configuration of gcc4 stuck in a loop on Cobalt
To: Michael L. Hitch <email@example.com>
From: Kevin Lahey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/18/2006 08:29:33
On Fri, 17 Nov 2006 21:15:54 -0700 (MST)
"Michael L. Hitch" <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Nov 2006, Kevin Lahey wrote:
> > After successfully building ld, it appears to continuously try to
> > configure gcc4; this is an improvement over previous builds with older
> > source, in which I got infinite recursion in a check of include files.
> I just recently had the same thing happen to me on an old AlphaServer
> 1000A. I thought the machine was just being slow, but after it sat
> building tools/gcc, I took a look at the log file and found it running the
> gcc configure over and over.
> [...] Booting into NetBSD after that had changed
> the year to 2026, so all the new files from the cvs update (which I think
> included a gcc4 update) had files 20 years in the future. One of those
> file was presumably part of the make dependancy, so it always thought
> config.status was out of date. [...]
That was it! Next time, I'll keep the date on my crash-n-burn server up
Thanks a million!