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From: Jacques Garrigue <garrigue@k...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocaml_startup et Solaris/x86
From: Mathieu Avila <mavila@irisa.fr>

> I'd like to know whether there are known problems when mixing C and 
> OCaml on the  Solaris/x86 platform.
> The doc deals with particular flags to add for compiling on NT and 
> Digital Unix on the Alpha, but there's nothing written for x86. I have a 
> user of one of our tool written in Ocaml, who uses this platform and who 
> informs us that the software crashes when it comes to call 
> ocaml_startup, although everything goes right on solaris/sparc. Has this 
> configuration been tested before ?
> Thanks in advance !

I'm using ocaml on Solaris8/x86, and many C libraries, with no
problem.
However, one trouble with this platform is that there are many
possible combinations of C compiler/assembler/linker, depending of how
many GNU tools you are using.
There is also the problem of patches. There are numerous bugs in the
original release of Solaris8/x86, and some concern very essential
things like dynamic loading. Make sure all recommended patches from
Sun are installed.

If you happen to be using Solaris9/x86, I'm afraid it is not tested
yet.

Jacques Garrigue

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