readline on macs

Judah Jacobson judah.jacobson at
Mon Jan 7 12:19:25 EST 2008

On Jan 7, 2008 6:55 AM, Christian Maeder <Christian.Maeder at> wrote:
> Judah Jacobson wrote:
> > On Jan 5, 2008 10:29 AM, Thorkil Naur <naur at> wrote:
> >>> The alternative is to use static linking of gmp (as suggested by chak)
> >>> _and_ readline (version 5), so that user programs are also statically
> >>> linked with these libs.
> I just have succeeded in linking ghc-6.8.2 statically with libreadline.a
> and libncurses.a in the compiler directory by setting:

Readline is distributed under the GPL, not the LGPL (which gmp is).
Does the above cause a licensing problem? (I don't have much
experience in that area; hopefully someone can explain this issues


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