diff --git a/compiler/main/DriverPipeline.hs b/compiler/main/DriverPipeline.hs
index 337778e..1c593b6 100644
@@ -1790,7 +1790,16 @@ linkBinary' staticLink dflags o_files dep_packages = do
-- HS packages, because libtool doesn't accept other options.
-- In the case of iOS these need to be added by hand to the
-- final link in Xcode.
- else package_hs_libs ++ extra_libs ++ other_flags
+ else other_flags ++ package_hs_libs ++ extra_libs -- -Wl,-u,<sym> contained in other_flags
+ -- needs to be put before -l<package>,
+ -- otherwise Solaris linker fails linking
+ -- a binary with unresolved symbols in RTS
+ -- which are defined in base package
+ -- the reason for this is a note in ld(1) about
+ -- '-u' option: "The placement of this option
+ -- on the command line is significant.
+ -- This option must be placed before the library
+ -- that defines the symbol."
if platformUsesFrameworks platform