[Haskell-cafe] Compile one static Haskell binary for all x86_64 Linux distributions, is it possible?

Alexander Morozov etesial at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 20:32:04 CET 2012

I've got the same problem on Debian 6 with a program compiled on Debian 7.

Apparantly problem arises from differencies between libc versions: the
newer one uses file /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gconv/gconv-modules,
which isn't available on the older. You can see it with strace.

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 9:21 PM, Morten Olsen lysgaard
<morten at lysgaard.no> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've written a program that converts an XML file from a database into
> another XML compatible with another database. Quite standard.
> I'm using the mtl library for State and HaXml for XML parsing.
> Is it possible to compile this program into a single static binary that
> works on all Linux computers that run x86_64.
> My development box is an Arch Linux x86_64 running GHC 7.0.3.
> I tried with:
> ghc --make -static -rtsopts=all -optl-pthread -optl-static Program.hs
> When I copy the binary created over to my x86_64 Ubuntu 11.10 desktop and
> run it I get:
> Program: mkTextEncoding: invalid argument (Invalid argument)
> I've googled around and found out this has to do with iconv, but I've never
> compiled anything to run on another pc than the development machine, so I've
> got no experience in fixing these kinds of problems. Any help appreciated.
> --
> Morten
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