Terminfo package fails to load .so file on Fedora 13 prerelease

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Thu Apr 1 04:33:04 EDT 2010

On 29/03/2010 20:49, Robin Green wrote:
> I encountered a problem compiling yi on Fedora Linux 13 (prerelease):
> when the terminfo package was loaded by ghci, it attempted to load the
> native library /usr/lib/libncursesw.so. However, that file has
> recently been changed from a symbolic link to a library, into a plain
> text file, as explained here in the response to my Fedora bug report:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=578509
> The response suggests that ghci should instead try to load the
> versioned link libncursesw.so.5 (which happens to be in /lib in
> Fedora, incidentally).
> Is this something that could be changed by the terminfo package, or
> would there have to be a change made to ghci?

We applied a workaround for this that will be in 6.14.1:


In the meantime you'll need to avoid referring to linker scripts in the 
terminfo package, and instead resolve them to actual shared libraries.


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