Linker change in GHC 7.8 leads to widespread issues
johan.tibell at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 12:52:40 UTC 2014
I've merged the patches into the 1.20 branch. Look forward to a patch
release this weekend.
On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 1:43 PM, Yitzchak Gale <gale at sefer.org> wrote:
> Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> >> It seems that something somewhere in linker-land
> >> changed in GHC 7.8 such that packages that include
> >> C components now need to be built with
> >> position-independent code on some platforms...
> >> I am not sure whether the correct fix is to pepper…
> >> packages... with "-fPIC"... or to instead teach Cabal
> >> to do this.
> Aha! Thanks for this explanation of what I have been
> suffering from.
> Mikhail Glushenkov wrote:
> > I've now fixed this issue in Cabal HEAD and also pushed the fix to
> > 1.20 and 1.18 branches. 1.20 and 1.18 point releases should be out
> > soon.
> Thanks a million for the speedy response to this
> serious issue!
> I can't wait for the point releases. I'll go with HEAD on one
> of the branches for now.
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