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From: Romain Beauxis <toots@r...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml 3.12.0+beta1 on Cygwin 1.7.5
	Hi !

Le mardi 6 juillet 2010 16:36:05, Taylor Venable a écrit :
> Hi there, I'm thinking of writing some programs in OCaml to assist a
> custom build infrastructure (currently 95% Tcl, 5% external Lua
> programs) that we use at work.  Since we build on Windows, Mac, and
> Linux I have to make sure that whatever I end up writing works in all
> three.  I haven't written much OCaml in my life, and the little that I
> did was probably five years ago, but any tools I write will have to be
> usable for a while.  So I tried compiling OCaml 3.12.0+beta1 in Cygwin
> 1.7.5 -- the information I found about it seemed to imply that it
> should work.  I put flexdll in the PATH and I was able to use the
> configure script and "make world.opt" with only a single problem:
> there were lots of linker errors when it came to building
> tools/objinfo_helper.exe, symbols like _lbasename, _sch_istable, and
> _objalloc_free could not be found.  [I'd paste the full error but I
> forgot to email it to my private address today and the machine is in
> corporate lockdown mode, so I can't access it right now, but I can
> obtain it tomorrow at work if anybody would like to see the full
> message.]  The way to fix it, for me anyway, was to modify the
> definition of LIBBFD_LINK in config/Makefile (which started out as
> "-lbfd -ldl") to append to it "-lintl -lz /usr/lib/libiberty.a"; and
> after that everything worked.  I don't know if that constitutes a
> problem with the configure script or just something about how my
> Cygwin is installed, but I wanted to mention it somewhere in case it
> was a bug.

I have no clue about cygwin, but there is a branch of the mingw32-ocaml 
crosscompiler package for Debian where ocaml 3.12.1 is ported and that 
is waiting for some testings:
  http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-ocaml-maint/packages/mingw32-ocaml.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/3.12.0%2Bbeta1

Maybe this can be useful to you ?

Romain