[Hackage] #325: SHGetFolderPath requiered to configure cabal 1.4

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Sat Aug 16 08:23:11 EDT 2008

#325: SHGetFolderPath requiered to configure cabal 1.4
  Reporter:  guest          |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect         |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:         
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:         
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  normal 
Ghcversion:  6.8.2          |     Platform:         
Comment (by duncan):

 The README file suggests:

     ghc --make Setup
     ./Setup configure --user
     ./Setup build
     ./Setup install

 The reason it imports SHGetFolderPath is to find the location of the
 `Program Files` directory. Unfortunately that is not provided by either
 System.Directory or anything in the Win32 binding package so we have to
 directly FFI import that ourselves. Unfortunately ghci does not know to
 link in the appropriate dll (and there's no automatic way for us to tell
 it) so Cabal will not work in ghci by default. You can either compile it
 (because gcc does link in the lib by default) or add something like
 `-lshell32` when invoking `ghci`/`runghc`.

 So I don't see any obvious solutions at the moment. If the Win32 or
 directory package provided what we need then that'd be a great

 Unless someone can see a solution I'm missing I'll have to mark this bug

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/325#comment:1>
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