Compiling GHC in Windows, Mingw

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Thu Nov 17 07:05:53 EST 2005

On 17 November 2005 06:15, Esa Ilari Vuokko wrote:

> I tried to compile ghc from cvs head in windows, hosting and
> targetting mingw.  When I got  ghc to compile, it crashes while
> parsing (I putStrLn-debugged) package.conf, but only from installed
> position.
> Basically, somewhere inside ParsePkgConf.loadPackageConfig GHC crashes
> with access violation.  With very few test runs, it appears that
> simplifying the file helps, but only case I got it not to crash was
> one package in file, rts, and empty ldOptions.
> Maybe I went wrong somewhere, any pointers appreciated!
> What I did:
> Current msys, msysdtk, binutils, win32api, gcc-core.
> cvs checkout fpconfig and in there ghc, libraries, alex and happy
> autoreconf
>  ./configure --host=i386-unknown-mingw32
> --with-gcc=d:/tools/msys/mingw/bin/gcc.exe
> make
> make install

I haven't seen this, but I'm just updating my Windows build to try to
reproduce.  Does it happen with the stage1 or stage2 compiler?  What
version of GHC are you bootstrapping with?


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