maintainer-feedback requested: [Bug 257411] lang/ghc: Doesn't build with newer Sphinx

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Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 12:35:58 UTC
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Bug 257411: lang/ghc: Doesn't build with newer Sphinx

--- Description ---
"inplace/bin/mkdirhier" libraries/stm/dist-install/doc/html/stm//.
  HC [stage 1] libraries/haskeline/dist-install/build/cbits/h_wcwidth.p_o
"inplace/bin/mkdirhier" libraries/haskeline/dist-install/doc/html/haskeline//.
"inplace/bin/mkdirhier" libraries/ghci/dist-install/doc/html/ghci//.
"inplace/bin/mkdirhier" libraries/libiserv/dist-install/doc/html/libiserv//.
gmake -C utils/haddock/doc html SPHINX_BUILD=/usr/local/bin/sphinx-build
/usr/local/bin/sphinx-build -b html . .build-html
  HC [stage 1] compiler/stage2/build/parser/cutils.p_o
  HC [stage 1] compiler/stage2/build/ghci/keepCAFsForGHCi.p_o
Running Sphinx v4.0.3
loading translations [en]... done
  HC [stage 1] compiler/stage2/build/cbits/genSym.p_o
"inplace/bin/mkdirhier" compiler/stage2/doc/html/ghc//.
"inplace/bin/mkdirhier" utils/hsc2hs/dist-install/build/cbits//.
"inplace/bin/mkdirhier" utils/hsc2hs/dist-install/build/tmp//.
"inplace/bin/mkdirhier" utils/ghc-pkg/dist-install/build/tmp//.
"inplace/bin/mkdirhier" utils/check-api-annotations/dist-install/build/tmp//.
"inplace/bin/mkdirhier" utils/check-ppr/dist-install/build/tmp//.
"inplace/bin/mkdirhier" utils/ghc-cabal/dist-install/build/tmp//.
"inplace/bin/mkdirhier" utils/hpc/dist-install/build/tmp//.
"inplace/bin/mkdirhier" utils/runghc/dist-install/build/tmp//.
/usr/local/bin/sphinx-build -b html -d docs/users_guide/.doctrees-html -w
docs/users_guide/.log -n -D latex_paper_size=letter docs/users_guide
making output directory... done
building [mo]: targets for 0 po files that are out of date
building [html]: targets for 4 source files that are out of date
updating environment: [new config] 4 added, 0 changed, 0 removed
reading sources... [ 25%] index
reading sources... [ 50%] intro
reading sources... [ 75%] invoking
reading sources... [100%] markup
Running Sphinx v4.0.3

Configuration error:
There is a syntax error in your configuration file: (unicode error)
'unicodeescape' codec can't decode bytes in position 1-2: truncated \uXXXX
escape (, line 103)

gmake[2]: *** [docs/users_guide/
docs/users_guide/build-html/users_guide/index.html] Error 2
gmake[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....

looking for now-outdated files... none found
pickling environment... done
checking consistency... done
preparing documents... done
writing output... [ 25%] index
writing output... [ 50%] intro
writing output... [ 75%] invoking
writing output... [100%] markup

generating indices... genindex done
writing additional pages... search done
copying static files... done
copying extra files... done
dumping search index in English (code: en)... done
dumping object inventory... done
build succeeded.

The HTML pages are in .build-html.
cp -R utils/haddock/doc/.build-html utils/haddock/doc/haddock
gmake[1]: *** [Makefile:128: all] Error 2
gmake[1]: Leaving directory '/wrkdirs/usr/ports/lang/ghc/work/ghc-8.10.5'
===> Compilation failed unexpectedly.
Try to set MAKE_JOBS_UNSAFE=yes and rebuild before reporting the failure to
the maintainer.
*** Error code 1