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From: cookedm+news@p...
Subject: Re: OS X/Intel and dynamic loading
"William D. Neumann" <wneumann@cs.unm.edu> writes:

> I recently got a Macbook Pro, and attempted to build OCaml from the
> CVS sources, but the build failed with the following error:
>
> cd camlp4; make all
> CAML_LD_LIBRARY_PATH=../otherlibs/unix ../boot/ocamlrun ../ocaml -I
> ../stdlib -I ../otherlibs/unix build/build.ml
> Cannot load required shared library dllunix.
> Reason: dynamic loading not supported on this platform.
> Reference to undefined global `Unix'
> make[1]: *** [yam] Error 2
> make: *** [camlp4out] Error 2
>
> Building from the tarball source works fine, but it also appears that
> dynamic loading doesn't work here either:
>
> [254]  2:48PM% ocaml unix.cma
> Cannot load required shared library dllunix.
> Reason: dynamic loading not supported on this platform.
>
> Note that the configure phase seems to indicate that dynamic loading
> should be working with the following message: NSLinkModule() found.
> Using darwin dynamic loading.
>
> Is it the case that dynamic loading isn't working yet of OS X/Intel,
> or is something odd just happening with my build?  I can't find
> anything about this in the distribution or via google.

See my bug report (with patch) at

http://caml.inria.fr/mantis/view.php?id=4086

(while you're at it, you might want to look at
http://caml.inria.fr/mantis/view.php?id=4087 for adding gprof support.)

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