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Re: 2008Q1 bootstrap issues under solaris 10u4?

On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 10:31:52 +0200
Alan Barrett <> wrote:

> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, Malcolm Herbert wrote:
> > trying to get the bootstrap compiled up with Sun Studios 12 inside a
> > zone (not that I think that has any bearing, mind you).
> >
> > The compilation phase seems to progress fine, however when the bmake
> > unit tests are run, it just appears to stop dead with no output:
> Several people have reported this sort of thing in the past few days.
> The most detailed report suggested that the newly-built bmake program
> was stuck in an infinite loop while performing the "recursive" test
> inside the "unit-tests/dotwait" makefile.
> I think we need somebody with the right environment to run that test
> under a debugger to figure out what's going wrong.  It could be a bug in
> bmake itself, a bug in a library, accidental linkage against the wrong
> library, a compiler bug, or something else.

Even though the self-test hangs, the resulting bmake works perfectly
fine for pkgsrc purposes. I think for the sake of our users we should
disable the self-test on troublesome platforms untils someone figures
out what is wrong.


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