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Date: 2002-02-22 (16:01)
From: Alain Frisch <frisch@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Problem using pcre on Debian
On Fri, 22 Feb 2002, Johann Spies wrote:

> 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.

If you want to use pcre as a dll, you have to build it as a dll. So you
have to investigate why the Makefile failed to build the dll ...

What is your platform / C compiler ?  OCamlMakefile uses by default cc as
the C compiler, and passes -fPIC to it. On Solaris, cc does not recognizes
this option, and I had to tell OCamlMakefile to use gcc instead. Maybe you
can try to do the same ...

Usually, I use ocamlc as a front-end to the C compiler; it seems natural
to compile C files (that have to be interfaced with OCaml) with the
compiler ocamlrun was built from. Is there any reason not to do it ?

-- Alain

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