XFree build error handling

Ken Moffat ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net
Sat Jan 25 01:48:06 PST 2003

On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Bruce Dubbs wrote:

> Seth W.Klein wrote:
> >A couple things for when the new xfree instructions go in:
> >
> >Current instructions allow the build to continue past errors and
> >log the build but don't search for errors. Errors can be found by
> >looking for "***".
> >
> You are right.  I believe it was there at one time.  Perhaps I am just 
> not remembering correctly.  Actually its a bit tricky searching for '***'.
> >A method probably better than logging is to make the build halt on
> >errors by using ``make WORLDOPTS="" World''.
> >  
> >
> Perhaps.  I'd like to get other opinions.

 I'm still playing with to determine which optimisation works
best on my k6-2/450.  I'm seeing a lot of failures with -march=k6 or
k6-2 (-O3 imarch=i586 is ok).  If I don't pass WORLDOPTS="" the build
stops during make install (an assembly error), a bit over 3 hous after
it starts.  If I do pass this, it stops at the same place in make World,
which only takes about an hour and a half.  Seems worthwhile to me.

 Out of the darkness a voice spake unto me, saying "smile, things could be
worse". So I smiled, and lo, things became worse.

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