[Haskell-beginners] Problems with the Network package

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Wed Jun 1 11:20:42 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 12:13 PM, Raphael Päbst
<raphael.paebst at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hey!
> I'm using the Haskell Platform version 2011.2.0.1 on Windows XPat the moment.
> I have already used the Network package that comes with it, but I
> tried to install other packages via cabal and that failed because the
> installation of Network failed.
> So I tried to install that on its own and got the above problems.

I've never actually needed to build a new version of network on
Windows, but Neil Mitchell put up an explanation of what's

Out of curiosity, what packages are forcing the installation of a new network?


[1] http://neilmitchell.blogspot.com/2010/12/installing-haskell-network-library-on.html

> On 6/1/11, Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Michael

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