building GHC (head) on windows MINGW: HsRegexPosixConfig.h: No such file or directory

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Thu Oct 5 05:41:30 EDT 2006

Rene de Visser wrote:

> What do I need to install for the regex library support on MINGW?
> It looks like the regex library needs the posix library, and in my MINGW / 
> MSYS installation I don't find one
> (and neither does configure).

I don't quite understand the question - I just checked the three packages 
regex-base, regex-posix and regex-compat, and none of them depends on posix. 
Could you give more information on the error you're encountering?


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