[LLVMdev] OCAML and ocamldoc requirements on buildingandinstalling LLVM

Aaron Gray aaronngray.lists at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 2 15:35:01 PDT 2009

> On Jul 2, 2009, at 1:27 PM, Aaron Gray wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Aaron
>>> Gray<aaronngray.lists at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>> Jon,
>>>> LLVM seems to be now dependant by default on OCAML and ocamldoc.
>>>> Can you
>>>> please change this so OCAML is only built and enabled when an
>>>> '--enable-ocaml' flag is set on 'configure'. As I cannot do 'make
>>>> install'
>>>> on Cygwin as ocamldoc is not availiable on Cygwin. Also really 95%
>>>> of
>>>> LLVM
>>>> users are not either going to have ocaml installed or are going to
>>>> be
>>>> using
>>>> it.
>>>> Could you please atand to this within a week or so as I have to do
>>>> Cygwin
>>>> testing for the 2.6 release.
>>> Hi Aaron,
>>> Would you be able to come up with a patch that does this? This would
>>> help matters, because you run Cygwin, and would be the best person to
>>> know if the patch works or not.
>> Bill,
>> Really its not only a Cygwin patch, its a patch for anyone who does
>> not want
>> to have to install OCAML and its documentation tool in order to use
>> LLVM.
>> Its really just a matter of adding a switch to configure and
>> conditionally
>> building ocaml stuff based on its setting. I really hate the bash
>> configure
>> script and really dont want to do it. Really it should be on the OCAML
>> writers list of finishing things to do out of courtesy for other
>> users.
> Aaron, I don't have ocaml installed and llvm builds fine for me.

Hi Chris,

Okay, its another possible Cygwin anomoly, maybe I'll try uninstalling OCaml 
and that might do it ?

I'll report back when I have had a chance to test it.



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