Ticket #3550 (closed bug: fixed)
Dynamic libraries don't work on Mac OS/X
|Reported by:||StephenBlackheath||Owned by:||igloo|
|Keywords:||dynamic mac osx||Cc:||mwotton, pho@…, nonowarn@…|
|Operating System:||MacOS X||Architecture:||Unknown/Multiple|
|Type of failure:||None/Unknown||Difficulty:||Unknown|
|Test Case:||http://upcycle.it/~blackh/ghc/test-case.tar.bz2||Blocked By:|
GHC doesn't build properly on Mac OS/X when dynamic library support is enabled. And, when GHC is successfully built with dynamic library support (with tweaks), it doesn't build or link dynamic libraries properly.
I've provided a set of patches, broken up with explanations. We need to discuss whether adding an -install-name option to GHC is acceptable to the GHC team.
Note: A separate patch for Cabal uses the new -install-name option. Without this applying this in the ghc tree, the Cabal installed along with ghc will not generate shared libraries on Mac OS/X with the right install name.