Latest Erlang on Mac OS X Panther

Eric Baur ecb@REDACTED
Sat Nov 1 14:58:39 CET 2003

It seems that the linker is picking up the dynamically linked native 
version of libz if you use the crufty old -L/-l silliness.

The attached simple patch fixes it. Judicious use of -Bstatic for gcc 
build might be an alternative.
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On Oct 31, 2003, at 10:23 AM, Sean Hinde wrote:

> It appears to be failing to find the already compiled zlib included in 
> the erts directory structure. This seems to suggest some weird error 
> which causes zlib to be compiled in a way which the linker can't use, 
> or some weird new compiler stufff in the final linking stage.

> Sean
> On Friday, October 31, 2003, at 02:33  pm, Micael Karlberg wrote:
>> A google indicate that it's defined in zlib (zlib/zutil.h).
>> /BMK
>> Eric Newhuis writes:
>>> Just to keep this thread alive I will say that no, this doesn't seem 
>>> to
>>> be the only problem.  I've not had time to investigate further mostly
>>> due to my indulgence in attempting to get distel working on my 
>>> Panther
>>> Mac on R9B-0.
>>> I do remember that there were some problems copying files during the
>>> make.  And I do remember seeing another target complain about 
>>> undefined
>>> z_errmsg.  Perhaps if I knew what z_errmsg is I could take the next
>>> step.  I suppose I shall have to look at the erts source.
>>> I have no problem using the pre-built R9B-0 Mac OS/X release on
>>> Panther.   I've been using it for a week now without any problems.
>>> However I have not tried anything that invokes the GUI.
>>>> Is that linking problem only for the Shared Heap emulator?
>>>> In that case, a simply workaround would be to comment out
>>>> the building of the Shared Heap emulator from the Makefile,
>>>> as it is not critical for building the rest of OTP.
>> -- 
>> Micael Karlberg          Ericsson AB, ?lvsj? Sweden
>> Tel:  +46 8 727 5668     EAB/UHK/KD - OTP Product Development
>> ECN:  851 5668           Mail: micael.karlberg@REDACTED
>> Fax:  +46 8 727 5775

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