make install fails on Windows (8?) -- redux

Geoffrey Mainland mainland at
Fri Feb 22 17:46:11 CET 2013

On 02/22/2013 01:11 AM, Daniel Pratt wrote:
> My first attempt to build GHC (on Windows 8) from sources went pretty
> well until I got to the "make install" step. Some research revealed
> that at least one other person got the same error I did building on
> Windows. That other person "fixed" the problem by deleting the
> offending lines from the build scripts.
> I looked around a bit and noticed that pretty much every other place
> else that removeFiles was referenced, the path was quoted. I added
> quotes to the paths on the two offending lines and subsequently the
> "make install" process completed without errors.
> I'm happy to log a bug, submit a patch, etc., but since this would be
> my first time doing that, I thought I should run it by you folks
> first. The wiki suggests adding a test case for a bug, but since this
> is a build error, I suppose that wouldn't make sense?

Hi Daniel,

I went ahead and pushed a fix for the problem.


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