[C2hs] Can't Install on Windows

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jul 5 06:26:01 EDT 2006

On Fri, 2006-06-30 at 19:04 -0700, SevenThunders wrote:
> I have not been able to get C2hs to install on windows.  After decompressing
> the archive I run cygwin and cd to the directory and then run
> $ runhaskell Setup.hs configure
> Setup.hs:11:57:
>     Couldn't match expected type
> `Distribution.PackageDescription.PackageDescription'
>            against inferred type `LocalBuildInfo'
>     Probable cause: `addWrapperAndLib' is applied to too many arguments
>     In the `postInst' field of a record
>     In the first argument of `defaultMainWithHooks', namely
>         `defaultUserHooks {postInst = addWrapperAndLib}'
> This is c2hs-  The same thing happens under Msys (mingw) and under a
> Dos shell.  Also the error occurs using both GHC-6.4.2 and GHC-6.5.  Looks
> like I'll be linking to my C library by hand.

Yes this is due to changes in Cabal in later versions of GHC. Grab the
Setup.hs from here:

to replace the one in the 0.14.5 tarball, then everything should work

We should do another release with this fix and others.


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