Building GHC on Windows

Sigbjorn Finne sof at
Sat Feb 21 18:51:17 EST 2009

Felix Martini wrote:
> Sigbjorn Finne:
>> It works fine, but be mindful of how 'git' handles crlf translations on
>> Windows.
>> Having run into this a couple of times, it certainly looks the likely cause.
>> Felix
>> may want to try cloning as follows:
>>  foo$ git config --global core.autocrlf false
>>  foo$ git clone
> Unfortunately i cannot change the global autocrlf flag because of
> other projects. I edited the sync-all script to fix the problem, but
> is good to know that line conversions may be the cause. It would be
> nice if sync-all (and other scripts) were written in portable Perl.
> Perl runs well on Windows whereas msys is brittle.
ok. Surely you could just temporarily set it as such, followed by 
config'ing it for that repo only
rather than have it be global? I suspect tweaking that one file instead 
will just be the first of
many such tweaks..


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