Problem starting GHC 6.4 on windows 98

Sigbjorn Finne sof at
Fri Mar 18 23:33:29 EST 2005


this issue was fixed a couple of hours ago in the CVS repository
based on similar feedback from other Win9x users. Expect to see
an updated installer sometime early next week.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J L Russell" <j.russell at>
To: <glasgow-haskell-users at>
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005 20:26
Subject: Problem starting GHC 6.4 on windows 98

> When trying to run GHC 6.4 (from the installer) on Windows 98,
> I get the following error message:
> "The GHC.EXE file is linked to missing export 
> SHELL32.DLL:SHGetFolderPathA"
>>From what I've been able to determine,
> on Windows version prior to Windows 2000, this function was instead 
> exported
> from shfolder.dll, which is retained in later versions of Windows for
> backward compatibility,
> and on newer version of Windows, simply calls the version in shell32.dll.
> So it looks to me like GHC 6.4 from the installer won't be able to run on
> Windows 98 unless the
> executable in the installer is updated to link this function from
> shfolder.dll instead.
> -James

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