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Date: 2006-09-28 (17:23)
From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Compiling latest cvs version of ocaml on cygwin
On Thu, 28 Sep 2006, George Necula wrote:

>  I am trying to compile the latest cvs version of ocaml sources on
> cygwin. I get the following error messag:
> cd camlp4; make all
> make[1]: Entering directory
> `/cygdrive/c/Programs/ocaml-cvs-cygwin/camlp4'
> ../boot/ocamlrun -I ../otherlibs/unix -I ../otherlibs/win32unix ../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'
>   Does anybody know if there is an easy fix?
>   BTW, I need the cvs version because of some fixes that did not make it
> in 3.09.3


Neither 3.09.3 nor the current cvs HEAD compiled OOTB under Cygwin with
full fuctionality.  I've made some changes that enabled dynamic loading,
etc, for the currently released package.  I also had a more extensive set
of changes that allowed a more seamless integration with Cygwin, but those
apparently broke the one major user of O'Caml under Cygwin (namely
Unison), and I had no chance to investigate that.  I don't have much time
to work on it right now, but I can certainly send you the patch I used.
Please let me know if you succeed in adapting it for cvs HEAD.

Igor Peshansky, the Cygwin O'Caml maintainer
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