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

Max Bolingbroke batterseapower at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 29 12:36:30 CEST 2011

On 28 March 2011 09:36, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com> wrote:
> the root cause is a size limitation in the OS X linker triggered when
> libraries get particularly large.  We worked around it (actually Ian did) in
> GHC by adding support to the GHCi linker to load .a files.
> What's still missing (I presume) is something in Cabal to treat this error
> as non-fatal, and back off to using .a files instead.  Or perhaps using .a
> files should be the default.

Except that I can't actually get the archive loading stuff to work:


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