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Date: 2002-02-22 (11:30)
From: Remi VANICAT <vanicat@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Problem using pcre on Debian
Johann Spies <jspies@sun.ac.za> writes:

> There is no Debian package for pcre so I compiled one in
> /usr/local/src and installed it to /usr/local/lib/ocaml/pcre.
> The compilation went without a problem after I removed the comment to
> use STATIC=1 in the Makefile.  I also copied  META to the installation
> directory.
> Now when  try to use it in the toplevel the following happens:
> -------------------------------------
> $ ledit ocaml
>         Objective Caml version 3.04
> # #use "ocamlfind";;
> Findlib has been successfully loaded. Additional directives:
>   #require "package";;      to load a package
>   #list;;                   to list the available packages
>   #camlp4o;;                to load camlp4 (standard syntax)
>   #camlp4r;;                to load camlp4 (revised syntax)
>   Topfind.reset();;         to force that packages will be reloaded
> - : unit = ()
> # #require "pcre";;
> Loading /usr/local/lib/ocaml/pcre/pcre.cma
> The external function `pcre_exec_wrapper_bc' is not available

Which ocaml debian package are your using ? if you are using 3.04-9
(from unstable, only in incoming the last time I check)

the you have to make (as root)
ocaml-ldconf -a /usr/local/lib/ocaml/pcre/

to add the dll support for pcre. (this will work only in there is
a *.so file in the /usr/local/lib/ocaml/pcre/ directory.)

if there is no *.so, you will have to make a custom toplevel (with
ocamlmktop, I believe that findlib have some support for it).

Rémi Vanicat
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