[Haskell-cafe] libffi mystery
conor at strictlypositive.org
Thu Oct 28 11:43:47 EDT 2010
This is what happens when you write actual for-users for-running
programs, I guess. It's been a while...
I've been writing some software with Network.CGI etc, which we
run on the deparmental web server for my students to use. But
we just had a bit of an upgrade on the system, and now (once
cabal was properly installed) everything compiles again but
The reason appears to be that the executables now depend on a
which is not (and I am told cannot become) available on our
The current workaround is to compile with 6.8.2, which is
survivable and will hopefully get me through the semester, but
Is there some way I can get some more static linking to happen?
I did poke about online a bit and found some remarks to the
effect that GHC got so much more portable after switching to the
dynamic libffi. That sounds great, but tough luck for me.
So, being both powerless and clueless, I can only ask:
how hosed am I?
I'd be grateful for any glimmers of light.
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