[Hackage] #791: Large libraries not installable on OS X

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Mon Mar 21 05:18:10 CET 2011

#791: Large libraries not installable on OS X
  Reporter:  batterseapower  |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect          |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  high            |    Milestone:         
 Component:  Cabal library   |      Version:
  Severity:  normal          |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  unknown         |   Ghcversion:         
  Platform:  Mac OS          |  
Changes (by conal):

 * cc: conal (added)


 I just ran into this same issue while 'cabal install'ing highlighting-
 kate-0.2.9 with 32-bit ghc 7.0.2 on Mac OS 10.6.6. Is there an up-to-date
 recommendation for this problem?
 bash-3.2$ pwd
 bash-3.2$ cabal install
 Resolving dependencies...
 Configuring highlighting-kate-0.2.9...
 Preprocessing library highlighting-kate-0.2.9...
 Preprocessing executables for highlighting-kate-0.2.9...
 Building highlighting-kate-0.2.9...
 [  1 of 111] Compiling Paths_highlighting_kate (
 dist/build/Paths_highlighting_kate.o )
 [111 of 111] Compiling Text.Highlighting.Kate ( Text/Highlighting/Kate.hs,
 dist/build/Text/Highlighting/Kate.o )
 ld: scattered reloc r_address too large
 cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
 highlighting-kate-0.2.9 failed during the building phase. The exception
 ExitFailure 1
 bash-3.2$ ghc --version
 The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 7.0.2
 bash-3.2$ uname -a
 Darwin Conals-Mac.local 10.6.0 Darwin Kernel Version 10.6.0: Wed Nov 10
 18:13:17 PST 2010; root:xnu-1504.9.26~3/RELEASE_I386 i386

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/791#comment:7>
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