Dynamic linker problems on Jaguar
Sat, 21 Sep 2002 21:13:24 +0200
> I get the following with the package for Mac OS X 10.2: [...]
> I get the impression from Google Groups that rebuilding from the
> source will fix this.
Basically, yes. However, in order to rebuild GHC from source, you need
a working copy of GHC :-).
> Is there a Jaguar binary, source drop, or should I rebuild?
Just check the mailing list:
> From: Wolfgang Thaller <email@example.com>
> Date: Fre Aug 30, 2002 22:43:34 Europe/Graz
> To: GHC List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: GHC on Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
> The new Mac OS X 10.2 has arrived, and GHC has stopped working.
> I've compiled a new GHC binary that runs on 10.2 (but not anymore on
> It is available at:
> This archive contains just a new GHC binary, the rest of the binary
> release already has to be already installed.
> What happened: With Mac OS X 10.1, Apple had included a 'curses'
> library in it's main 'libSystem.dylib' library. For 10.2, they removed
> that, and instead added a separate ncurses library (which wasn't
> included in 10.1.). GHC relies on one of those libraries (via
> readline), but readline has to be recompiled to use the other library.
> GHC-compiled programs that don't explicitly link against readline are
> not affected by this problem.