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Unable to reach fixpoint building ocaml 3.11.2 on cygwin
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Date: 2010-01-26 (19:43)
From: Alain Frisch <alain@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Unable to reach fixpoint building ocaml 3.11.2 on cygwin
On 26/01/2010 16:19, Ed Keith wrote:
> I am trying to build ocaml 3.112 on cygwin. Make world seems to work fine, but when I make bootstrap I do not get any errors, but I get the following message:

COFF/PE files (Windows' objects and executables) contain a timestamp. 
Bootstrapping will reach a fixpoint only modulo the timestamp. You can 
see in Makefile.nt (used by MSVC and Mingw ports, not Cygwin) that 
comparison is done by discarding the first 4096 bytes.

Btw, these timestamps force useless commands with build tools that rely 
on file contents (like ocamlbuild or omake). LexiFi's version of 
ocamlopt resets the timestamp on files that it produces so as to avoid 
this problem.