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|0005478||OCaml||OCaml general||public||2012-01-14 18:30||2012-01-16 10:15|
|Platform||Windows (i686-w64-mingw32)||OS||Windows||OS Version||7 x86|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0005478: ocamlopt assumes ar command exists|
|Description||utils/config.ml abstracts the ranlib command but doesn't abstract the ar command - its invocation is embedded in utils/ccomp.ml.|
When building the MinGW port using the mingw64-i686-gcc-core (with its own binutils package), the ar command is named i686-w64-mingw32-ar so ocamlopt fails when building static libraries (meaning that make -f Makefile.nt opt fails in OCaml's build process).
|Steps To Reproduce||Install ActiveTcl as normal, configure Cygwin with setup.exe ... --packages=make,mingw64-i686-gcc-core, configure OCaml 3.12.1 (with relevant patches to config/Makefile.mingw from trunk) for a MinGW build and then attempt make -f Makefile.nt world opt|
|Additional Information||ocaml-3.12.1-Build.patch configures the ocaml-3.12.1 source tree for newer Cygwin builds based on commits already in trunk|
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|Attached Files|| ocaml-3.12.1-Build.patch [^] (3,261 bytes) 2012-01-14 18:30 [Show Content]
ocaml-3.12.1-PR5478.patch [^] (5,601 bytes) 2012-01-14 18:30 [Show Content]
The attached patch adds Config.ar to tools/Config.ml (patched in Config.mlp and Config.mlbuild) based on the value ARCMD determined by configure.
configure is patched simply to write ar to Makefile
The three Windows ports Makefile's in config/ are updated to specify ARCMD with the correct toolchain prefix (the extra parameter will also need to go into the new config/Makefile.mingw64)
Same issue as reported in PR#5179, I believe. I promised not to maintain the MinGW64 port, but I agree with the intent of the patch and encourage other Caml developer to review it and apply it.
I don't think this is a duplicate (it's not fixed by those patches, either - although my patch is against 3.12.1, I checked trunk before raising the bug). It's the strange naming of the compiler package: this issue is with the *32-bit* MinGW port (the name of the compiler confusingly contains w64, but it doesn't actually mean Win64!).
This is related to the deprecation of gcc -mno-cygwin.
R11300 in trunk contained several fixes towards this (with reference to PR5179) but it doesn't include this fix for ar within ocamlopt.
|David, thanks for the patch. I've applied it to the trunk.|
|2012-01-14 18:30||dra||New Issue|
|2012-01-14 18:30||dra||File Added: ocaml-3.12.1-Build.patch|
|2012-01-14 18:30||dra||File Added: ocaml-3.12.1-PR5478.patch|
|2012-01-14 18:35||dra||Note Added: 0006677|
|2012-01-14 19:45||xleroy||Relationship added||has duplicate 0005179|
|2012-01-14 19:49||xleroy||Note Added: 0006680|
|2012-01-14 19:49||xleroy||Status||new => acknowledged|
|2012-01-14 21:39||dra||Note Added: 0006685|
|2012-01-16 09:44||frisch||Assigned To||=> frisch|
|2012-01-16 09:44||frisch||Status||acknowledged => assigned|
|2012-01-16 10:15||frisch||Note Added: 0006687|
|2012-01-16 10:15||frisch||Status||assigned => resolved|
|2012-01-16 10:15||frisch||Resolution||open => fixed|
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