ghc-6.8.1 on WinXP: windres: can't open font file `for'

Bayley, Alistair Alistair_Bayley at
Wed Feb 20 10:20:58 EST 2008

> From: Simon Marlow [mailto:simonmarhaskell at] 
> I assume the bug you're encountering is this one:
> in which case the workaround is not to install GHC to a patch 
> containing 
> spaces.
> If it's not that bug, then we'll have to investigate further.

I searched trac for windres and found two tickets (including that one
above), neither of which seems to describe my problem. Here's the
(trimmed) output from ghc -v3:

Linking Main.exe ...
*** Windres:
c:\ghc\ghc-6.8.1\bin/windres --preprocessor=c:\ghc\ghc-6.8.1\gcc
-Bc:\ghc\ghc-6.8.1\gcc-lib/ -E -xc -DRC_INVOKED

c:\ghc\ghc-6.8.1\bin/windres: can't open font file `for': No such file
or directory

You can see that my ghc installation is on a path sans spaces. Would you
like more information?

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