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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [OT] Attempting to build classlibs on a Mac
Date Thu, 11 Jan 2007 01:15:00 GMT

On Jan 10, 2007, at 4:23 PM, Alex Blewitt wrote:

> On 10/01/07, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Jan 10, 2007, at 8:34 AM, Alexei Zakharov wrote:
>>
>> > Alex :
>>
>> >> In any case, when compiling this on a Mac, it was
>> >> falling over in the Ant build looking for an "excludes.Mac OS
>> >> X.ppc.ibm" file. I had to copy one of the existing ones over  
>> just to
>> >> move past that hurdle.
>> >
>> > This is because nobody else was trying to run tests on Mac. In your
>> > case you just need to create an empty file with such name if you  
>> want
>> > to run SegmentTest. BTW we need to add such files (probably as  
>> well as
>> > "excludes.Mac OS X.x86.ibm" "excludes.Mac OS X.x86.drlvm") to every
>> > module if we want to run tests under MacOS.
>>
>> That's going to be a barrier for people.  Can we be optimistic rather
>> than pessimistic, and change the build to use, in the absence of the
>> specific platform file, a "generic" or "base" exclude list?
>>
>> (We talked about this a while ago, I think...)
>
> Should probably be additive, too, rather than replace it.

Yes, that was what we had discussed before... a "common" file...

geir


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