GHC 6.8.1 on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at
Mon Nov 12 22:23:24 EST 2007


> Manuel M T Chakravarty wrote:
>> A full binary distribution of GHC 6.8.1 for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)  
>> is available from
> Thanks, it's great you provided a binary distribution, especially  
> since macports' ghc seems to be broken on Leopard at the moment.
> I had one little problem when linking with a dynamic library  though  
> (darwin9 / i386):
> <<<
> ghc --make -O -hidir build/ifaces -odir build/objs Foreign/ 
> YicesTest.hs -o bin/YicesTest -optl "-fexceptions"  -lstdc++ -lyices
> Linking bin/YicesTest ...
> ld: absolute addressing (perhaps -mdynamic-no-pic) used in  
> ___gmpn_divexact_1 from <ghc-6.8.1-dir>/lib/ghc-6.8.1/ 
> libgmp.a(dive_1.o) not allowed in slidable image
> >>>
> I don't know if this is a known problem and what causes it, and I'm  
> not sure what it means;
> However, replacing the 'libgmp.a' you've distributed with a recently  
> compiled one from macports  (gmp 4.2.2_0) resolved the problem for me.

I am sorry, but I am a bit out of my depth here.  Specifically, I  
don't know much about the mac linker.  Maybe somebody with some more  
experience in that area can shed light on this problem.


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