[Haskell-beginners] Problems with the Network package

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Wed Jun 1 11:02:46 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 12:00 PM, Raphael Päbst
<raphael.paebst at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hey everyone!
> I'm still pretty inexperienced with Haskell and am now facing problems
> with the Network package. I tried to install it but this always fails,
> no matter if I try to install Network- or a previous version.
> The cabal install always fails with the error
> compiling dist\build\Network\Socket_hsc_make.c failed (exit code 1).
> Now I'm wondering, where I can find out what the problem is, what I
> can do about it and which additional information I need to solve it.
> I hope this is not too stupid a question, but my searches on the net
> haven't turned up anything useful so far and I'm pretty much stuck
> now.
> Raf
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Hi Raf,

A few basic questions:

* Which OS are you using?
* Which version of GHC do you have installed?
* How did you install GHC? Via the Haskell Platform or by itself?

If you aren't using the Haskell Platform right now, I'd recommend you
try installing that and using the network package it installs.


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