Build Rakudo with Distutils

François Perrad francois.perrad at
Sun Mar 28 21:31:50 UTC 2010

2010/3/28 Andy Dougherty <doughera at>:
> On Fri, 26 Mar 2010, Fran?ois Perrad wrote:
>> Find attached a script 'setup.nqp' for building/testing Rakudo.
>> This library removes the dependences with Makefile & various make
>> utilities, and remove the configure step.
> I tried this with today's parrot (r45243) and
> rakudo (8f7d293a6ba3a9ce4efea3278c58a5edf0210edc) on OpenSolaris with
> Sun's compiler.  It stopped almost immediately:
> perl /export/home/doughera/my/parrot/lib/2.2.0-devel/tools/build/ --c --include /export/home/doughera/my/parrot/src/2.2.0-devel --include /export/home/doughera/my/parrot/src/2.2.0-devel/pmc p6lowlevelsig.pmc
> PMC has attributes but no auto_attrs or manual_attrs at /export/home/doughera/my/parrot/lib/2.2.0-devel/tools/build/../lib/Parrot/Pmc2c/ line 744.
> ccache cc -c -o  src/pmc/p6lowlevelsig.o -I/export/home/doughera/my/parrot/include/2.2.0-devel -I/export/home/doughera/my/parrot/include/2.2.0-devel/pmc -I/export/home/doughera/src/parrot/rakudo  -DHASATTRIBUTE_CONST  -DHASATTRIBUTE_FORMAT  -DHASATTRIBUTE_MALLOC  -DHASATTRIBUTE_NONNULL  -DHASATTRIBUTE_NORETURN  -DHASATTRIBUTE_PURE  -DHASATTRIBUTE_UNUSED  -DDISABLE_GC_DEBUG=1 -DNDEBUG -DHAS_GETTEXT -I /export/home/doughera/my/icu//include -KPIC    -DHAVE_COMPUTED_GOTO  src/pmc/p6lowlevelsig.c
> "./p6lowlevelsig.pmc", line 24: cannot find include file: "../binder/bind.h"
> [and then a cascade of C errors based on that one, followed by the
> following odd error message at the end]
> current instr.: 'setup' pc 766 (runtime/parrot/library/distutils.pir:337)
> called from Sub 'MAIN' pc 236 (EVAL_1:0)
> called from Sub '_block11' pc 0 (EVAL_1:5)
> called from Sub 'parrot;PCT;HLLCompiler;eval' pc -1 ((unknown file):-1)
> called from Sub 'parrot;PCT;HLLCompiler;evalfiles' pc 1318 (compilers/pct/src/PCT/HLLCompiler.pir:714)
> called from Sub 'parrot;PCT;HLLCompiler;command_line' pc 1504 (compilers/pct/src/PCT/HLLCompiler.pir:801)
> called from Sub 'parrot;NQP;Compiler;main' pc -1 ((unknown file):-1)
> I'm pretty sure this is a recurrence of [perl #66560].  See that ticket
> for the diagnosis and fix currently in use in rakudo.
> However, it's not at all obvious to me how someone trying to
> install rakudo could fix it.  At least with a Makefile, it's
> often obvious how you can hand-edit the Makefile and try to fix it.
> Here, it's not.  Looking at the trace at the end, it refers to a file
> "runtime/parrot/library/distutils.pir" which doesn't exist.  (It may have
> existed in the build directory, but that's not around anymore.)  There is
> a file distutils.pir in $prefix/lib/2.2.0-dev/library, but editing it
> (assuming you have permission) doesn't appear to change anything.  I
> expect that's because the precompiled distutils.pbc file is loaded
> instead.

yes, but you could modify the setup.nqp (line 7)
by this way, you load a distutils.pir file with your alteration.

the attached patch adds the option --no-lines

> --
>    Andy Dougherty              doughera at
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