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Date: 2002-08-30 (20:02)
From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Ocaml-Weblib?
On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 06:16:02PM +0200, Oliver Bandel wrote:
> But when typing "make" the result was, that pcre was'nt found.

Uhm ... reporting the error message can help here, but anyway ...

The problem is that probably you installed pcre and thus the META file
that ocamlfind is looking for in a directory unknown to ocamlfind.
You can fix the problem changing the "path" setting in
/etc/ocamlfind.conf, just add to hit the directory _above_ the directory
where you installed pcre. (e.g. you have installed pcre in
/usr/local/lib/ocaml/pcre, then add /usr/local/lib/ocaml to the path
value in ocamlfind.conf; this value is a ":" separated list of dirs).

> What is the best installing directory for stuff like pcre,
> which normally will be searched by default?
> When directly using pcre from within Ocaml-Programs, I had
> the ssame problem, that the pcre-stuff was not in the
> default-search-path of the compilers.

Usually is better to install them in a subdir of the ocaml library
directory (which you can get typing "ocamlc -where"). Don't know which
is your setup but on debian this directory is /usr/lib/ocaml and by
default from the ocaml sources I guess it can be /usr/local/lib/ocaml,
but I'm not sure.


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