Socket.hs problem under Windows 2000

Wed, 18 Oct 2000 19:40:18 +0200


I'm trying to set up some socket connections with Haskell on a Windows 2000 
platform, but I can't seem to get them working.

My program is rather simple:
import Socket

main = do { socket <- listenOn (PortNumber 1234)
           ; return ()

I know this shouldn't do anything at all, but instead it gives an error 

Fail: does not exist
Action: getProtocolByName
Reason: no such protocol entry

I get the same message for any socket operation I try to perform. Also a 
basic call like getHostName from module BSD does not work. I've compiled 
with ghc version 4.05 with option "-syslib misc"

Should I compile differently, is this a problem with CygWin, or am I 
overlooking something?

Martijn Schrage