hs-plugins: dynamic linking error with .ctors section

Esa Ilari Vuokko eivuokko at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 05:42:49 EDT 2006

On 10/18/06, Cyril Schmidt <cschmidt at deds.nl> wrote:
> I am using hs-plugins to load some Haskell modules dynamically.
> It all goes well until I try to load a module that uses a package
> with some C++ code in the implementation.
> The module in question, A.hs, uses a package named RGPack, which
> consists of some C++ code and a single Haskell module that provides
> the necessary `foreign import' declarations. The package (including
> the C++ code) is built by GHC.
> When I try to load A.hs using hs-plugins, I get the following error:
> Unknown PEi386 section name `.ctors' (while processing: C:\Program
> Files\Haskell\RGPack-0.0\ghc-6.4.2/HSRGPack-0.0.o)

I think this is fixed in ghc 6.6.  There probably isn't a workaround
without recompiling ghc from source (and fixing Linker.c in rts-dir.)

Best regards,

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