Subject: Re: configuration of gcc4 stuck in a loop on Cobalt
To: Michael L. Hitch <>
From: Kevin Lahey <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 11/18/2006 08:29:33
On Fri, 17 Nov 2006 21:15:54 -0700 (MST)
"Michael L. Hitch" <> 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 config.status was out of date.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
to date...

Thanks a million!