[LLVMdev] llvm/clang test failures on powerpc-darwin8

Jack Howarth howarth at bromo.med.uc.edu
Fri Dec 16 09:52:44 PST 2011

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:17:32PM -0500, David Fang wrote:
>>> These results have far fewer failures than svn-trunk, and are also
>>> comparable to bootstrapping with gcc-4.6.2, summarized here:
>>> http://paste.lisp.org/display/126363
>>> (Unfortunately, I no longer have the whole build/test log for the gcc46 bootstrap.)
>>> This consistency between different bootstraps of the release gives me
>>> some hope that g++-4.0.1 is yet usable.
>> David,
>>   Another alternative for darwin8 would be to bootstrap llvm/clang 3.0 using
>> the clang from the fink llvm29 package (since clang 2.9 should build fine against
>> gcc-4.0.1).
>>            Jack
> Hi Jack,
> 	I never managed to successfully build llvm29 on powerpc-darwin8, after 
> running into some build issues, and having filed bug 9958, I got the  
> impression of ppc-darwin being "not supported", so I didn't put much more 
> effort into it back then.  However llvm28 did build, and I still have it 
> installed and hidden away.  (It looks like *someone* runs ppc-darwin a 
> buildbot, but not for darwin8.)  Knowing what I've learned so far, the  
> effort would be similar, perhaps even duplicate to just trying to fix  
> things directly with g++-4.0.1.  Time will tell, I suppose.
> Fang

   I suspect you might be running into problem with...


not working properly in the llvm 2.9 release for building with cmake.


If you can tolerate the complete build by changing this to...


then llvm 2.9 should build on powerpc-apple-darwin8. This issue shouldn't exist for
> -- 
> David Fang
> http://www.csl.cornell.edu/~fang/

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