[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskeline, pcre-light, iconv and Cabal on OSX
aslatter at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 14:53:23 EST 2009
On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Antoine Latter <aslatter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Funny story,
> If I do the following three things, I get errors on my Intel Mac OS 10.5:
> * Build an executable with Cabal
> * Have the executable have a build-dep of pcre-light in the .cabal
> * use haskeline in the executable itself
> I get crazy linker errors relating to haskeline and libiconv:
> Shell output:
> $ cabal clean && cabal configure && cabal build
> Configuring test-0.0.0...
> Preprocessing executables for test-0.0.0...
> Building test-0.0.0...
> [1 of 1] Compiling Main ( test.hs, dist/build/test/test-tmp/Main.o )
> Linking dist/build/test/test ...
> Undefined symbols:
> "_iconv_open", referenced from:
> _s9Qa_info in libHShaskeline-0.6.0.1.a(IConv.o)
> "_iconv_close", referenced from:
> _iconv_close$non_lazy_ptr in libHShaskeline-0.6.0.1.a(IConv.o)
> "_iconv", referenced from:
> _sa0K_info in libHShaskeline-0.6.0.1.a(IConv.o)
> ld: symbol(s) not found
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> But all three above conditions need to be true - if I build using 'ghc
> --make' everything works great, even if the executable imports
> pcre-light and haskeline. If I have build-deps on haskeline and
> pcre-light, but don't actually import haskeline, everything also works
> Here are the files I've used:
> import System.Console.Haskeline
> main :: IO ()
> main = print "Hello!"
> Name: test
> version: 0.0.0
> cabal-version: >= 1.2
> build-type: Simple
> Executable test
> main-is: test.hs
> build-depends: base, haskeline, pcre-light>=0.3
> Is there some way I need to be building haskeline on OS X to make this work?
> more details:
> $ cabal --version
> cabal-install version 0.6.0
> using version 126.96.36.199 of the Cabal library
> $ ghc --version
> The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 188.8.131.5281007
> pcre-light: http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/pcre-light
> haskeline: http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/haskeline
For folks following along at home, the above example starts working
again if I hard-code some LD flags into my example .cabal file:
cabal-version: >= 1.2
build-depends: base, iconv, pcre-light>=0.3
ld-options: -L/usr/lib -L/opt/local/lib
This way I make sure that I'm linking against the "good" version of
iconv instead of the Mac Ports version.
I'm not sure what a general solution is.
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