Compile problem on Windows
robdockins at fastmail.fm
Fri Jul 14 13:53:27 EDT 2006
On Jul 14, 2006, at 12:26 PM, Esa Ilari Vuokko wrote:
> On 7/14/06, Robert Dockins <robdockins at fastmail.fm> wrote:
>> I posted a message on the libraries list a couple of days ago about a
>> compile problem I'm having. I haven't got any nibbles. Because I
> Sorry, it slipped past me. The reason nobody reacted might also be
> that it's not really ghc's problem, but problem in mingw/winapi
> which ghc just drags along.
>> now suspect this is a GHC problem, I'm posting here to see it I can
>> get this resolved. Rather than repost the details, allow me to refer
>> you to (http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/
> (hopefulyl it's on one line in my mail)
>> 4873) which contains a complete description of the problem. As far
>> as I can tell, the GHC install is missing a necessary system header,
>> or it isn't being found, or somesuch. I tried crawling through the
>> headers to find out what the problem is, but, as per usual, the
>> system headers are almost totally incomprehensible.
> I'm just guessing here, but reading the sql.h and sqltypes.h it seems
> likely to me that you should include windows.h before including them.
> If it is so, it very likely is not a bug in ghc or winapi-package
> from mingw,
> but intentional. Fix would be to add #include "windows.h" in
> the .hsc file.
Ah, but that's so simple! Thanks, that fixed the problem.
>> I've tried using both Cygwin and MSYS shells, but the results are
>> identical. As I said in the above message, I'm not very familiar
>> with this environment, so I'd appreciate pointers in the correct
>> direction if I've made some mistake.
> In generla, using cygwin shell with cabal and/or packages with
> and using non-cygwin-ghc (cygwin port of ghc isn't maintained or
> can lead to wierd problems. Msys sometimes works, sometimes doesn't,
> depending how aware packages are ghc's and msys' mingws' paths.
Humm. What do people usually do? Use cmd.exe? *cringes at the thought*
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