Can't build on Windows

Simon Peyton Jones simonpj at
Wed Jul 15 08:29:39 UTC 2015

Ah, thank you!


From: Thomas Miedema [mailto:thomasmiedema at]
Sent: 15 July 2015 00:07
To: Simon Peyton Jones
Cc: ghc-devs at
Subject: Re: Can't build on Windows

I’ve just cloned GHC, on Windows and typed “sh validate”.  But it dies as below.  And indeed the directory ghc-tarballs doesn’t exist.  Should it?  How do I get it?

git clone git://<>
As described on the wiki:

There is an unfinished patch to make that step unnecessary:
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