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bug #40151: mit-scheme-c-9.1.1 bootstrap is overly complicated and non parallel

Submitter:  George Skabinsky <gska>
Submitted:  Mon 30 Sep 2013 09:44:17 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
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Thu 03 Oct 2013 06:30:49 PM UTC, comment #1: 

The mit-scheme-c-9.1.1 distribution is a cross-compiling tool, not for general use.  Thus you may need to modify the etc/make-liarc.sh script to work for you.

Inspite of that, any specific suggestions that reduce the complexity, remove your need to modify, or enable parallelism in this build will be appreciated.  Some work on parallelizing the build has already been done, but it is not clear any effort will be spent on this special-purpose, native->C cross-build.

Your CFLAGS are respected.  Do you just need to "export" them?

Matt Birkholz <mhb>
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Mon 30 Sep 2013 09:44:17 PM UTC, original submission:  

instead of just doing ./configure --prefix=/whatever && make -j1024 && make DESTDIR=foo install,

one is presented with a top level dir that contains no configure script but a Makefile - however that Makefile tries to recursively execute a Makefile in doc - which doesn't exist yet (there is only a Makefile.in).

a working configure script is only to be found in src - however that one requires a working scheme compiler.

to get an actual build going one has to read the documentation and then start etc/somescript.sh, which has the following disadvantages:
1) CFLAGS=-ffoo etc/somescript.sh does not forward the CFLAGS as intended
2) make -jXXX can not be used to build in parallel

George Skabinsky <gska>


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