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Date: 2005-11-08 (02:44)
From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Building PCRE-OCaml on Win32
On Thu, 27 Oct 2005, Peter Jolly wrote:

> Roger Levy wrote:
> > Installing library with ocamlfind
> > ocamlfind install  pcre META pcre.mli pcre.cmi pcre.cma pcre.cmxa pcre.a
> > libpcre_stubs.a
> > ocamlfind: No such file or directory
> This is your problem.  It is attempting to install a .so file, which
> _cannot_ exist, since (a) Cygwin uses .dll for shared libraries rather
> than .so, and (b) the Cygwin port of OCaml does not support shared
> libraries in any case.
> Rebuild PCRE for static linking only, and it should install happily.

FWIW, the experimental 3.08.1-2 version of ocaml on Cygwin does support
shared libraries (at least to the extent of allowing loading them from the
top-level).  I'm slowly working towards adding full shared library support
so that all tools do the right thing when building packages.

Igor Pechtchanski
Volunteer O'Caml maintainer for Cygwin
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