GHC compilation error (re-post).

Caitlin bioprogrammer at
Fri Jan 18 19:38:26 CET 2013

Hi Ben and Garrett.

I am logged in as the administrator (full access rights). This problem is
quite confusing since I recall using a older version of the GHC
(standalone) without any incidents. I have no idea how to solve this
particular problem.



On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Ben Gamari <bgamari.foss at> wrote:

> Caitlin <bioprogrammer at> writes:
> > Hi all.
> >
> > I wrote the following test program:
> >
> > bar x = x * x
> >
> > on a Win32 (SP3) machine using the Haskell Platform and GHC-7.6.1
> > (standalone) and I have noticed the same frustrating errors. Any
> > suggestions would be most appreciated.
> >
> Are you certain you have write permission for C:\? I'm not terribly with
> how Windows handles file permissions, but the error seems pretty
> unambiguous as to its cause. It's a little strange to be placing files
> like this in the root directory of a volume, anyways. Perhaps try
> this in a directory which you certainly have adequate permissions in
> (the Windows equivalent of $HOME perhaps. Wikipedia seems to think this
> is %UserProfile%).
> Cheers,
> - Ben
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