[Haskell-cafe] Re: Cabal and linking with static libs (.a files)

Ketil Malde ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Mon Jun 12 03:32:51 EDT 2006

Simon Marlow <simonmarhaskell at gmail.com> writes:

> What you actually want to do, I suspect, is to include verbatim copies
> of the .a dependencies in your (binary) Cabal package, to make it
> self-contained.


> But it's quite easy: just copy the .a files from /usr/lib (or
> wherever) and put them in the same place as your libHSpackage.a.


I managed to get it to work by following that advice, and also
renaming foo.a to libfoo.a, and linking with -lfoo.

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