[Haskell-beginners] Problems with the Network package

Raphael Päbst raphael.paebst at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 1 11:51:02 CEST 2011

Thanks for the help. As for packages, Yesod for example fails to
install because it is trying to install network


On 6/1/11, Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com> wrote:
> 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
> required[1].
> Out of curiosity, what packages are forcing the installation of a new
> network?
> Michael
> [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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