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Building pcre-ocaml on OCaml 3.11.0 on MinGW
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Date: 2009-04-23 (09:30)
From: Alain Frisch <alain@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Building pcre-ocaml on OCaml 3.11.0 on MinGW
Hi David,

David Allsopp wrote:
> I've just had an enlightening few hours getting pcre-ocaml to compile under
> Windows
> The main thing that's got me puzzled is the renaming of libpcre.dll.a and
> libpcre.a that I have to do to get the thing to link.

Thanks for investigating this issue!  The current SVN version of 
flexlink prefers XXX.dll.a over XXX.a.  We will see whether it solves 
more problems than it creates...  Of course, it is always possible to 
pass explicitly the complete file name instead of -lXXX.

To build and use ocaml-pcre, I've had to remove the "-I /usr/include" 
from this line in OCamlMakefile:

   CFLAGS_WIN32 := -mno-cygwin -I /usr/include

Otherwise, Cygwin's headers are used instead of mingw's ones (in 
/usr/include/mingw), and we get a dependency e.g. to the Cygwin symbol 
_ctype_ which is not available on mingw. Have you had to do something