[erlang-bugs] Make build process more robust [resent]

Christian Faulhammer <>
Thu Dec 13 21:59:24 CET 2007

Mikael Pettersson <>:

> Christian Faulhammer writes:
>  > Hi,
>  > 
>  > I sent in this patch before but there was neither a reaction nor
>  > inclusion into 12B.  So I resend it: On failure the build should
>  > abort with an error code, this does not happen everywhere, the
>  > attached patch fixes one of them.
> Normally I'd agree with you on this one, but the Erlang/OTP
> build is known to be shaky and to fail in some IMO obscure
> libraries in some environments. I wouldn't want the entire
> build to fail in these cases.

 We had people report random runtime failures and we had a hard time to
track it down....and since the inclusion of the patch in Gentoo we had
no reports of build failures (and we are source based with lots of
environments, though there might be more obscure environments were
Erlang is deployed). But I also have no problem with maintaining it
locally here.

> Or do you volunteer to fix all build errors that result from this?

 Surely not.  :)


Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project
<URL:http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode

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