Linker change in GHC 7.8 leads to widespread issues

Mikhail Glushenkov the.dead.shall.rise at
Wed Dec 3 20:49:20 UTC 2014


On 2 December 2014 at 22:06, Bryan O'Sullivan <bos at> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 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'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

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