GHC 6.4.1 barfs building haskell-src-exts on MingW/WinXP

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at
Mon Oct 17 19:53:46 EDT 2005

> Bayley, Alistair wrote:
> > I'm trying to build haskell-src-exts-0.2 with GHC 6.4.1 under MingW on
> > WinXP. It segfaults on the "runhaskell Setup.hs build" command (in the
> > src/haskell-src-exts subdir). Does anyone else get this, or is it 
> just me?
> Hi,
> I have the same problem with haskell-src-exts and with hs-plugins as 

Note that the latest version of hs-plugins (from the darcs repo) only
optionally uses haskell-src-exts.

> well. I tried with a default installation of ghc-6.4.1 and later with 
> the updated Cabal-1.1.4, but it remains the same. Using the Makefile 
> instead of Cabal there is no problem, it also works with vshaskell or on 
> a Linux box with the same software versions.
> Here is the error message:
> $ runhaskell Setup.hs build
> Preprocessing library plugins-0.9.10...
> Building plugins-0.9.10..
> "The instruction at "0x00000000" referenced memory at "0x0000000". The 
> memory could not be "read".
> Regards:
> Attila
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