[Haskell-cafe] Re: ANN: HSH 1.2.0

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Sat Mar 3 13:35:12 EST 2007

On Sat, 2007-03-03 at 15:19 +0000, dfeustel at mindspring.com wrote:
> I just tried to make HSH 1.2 but it needs Cabal, which I
> apparently don't have installed. I also don't have
> runghc installed (referenced at cabal homepage). Using
> ghc instead failed as follows:
> Setup.lhs:2:
>     Failed to load interface for `Distribution.Simple':
> *** Deleting temp files
> Deleting: /home/daf/Tmp/ghc27809.hc /home/daf/Tmp/ghc27809.lpp
> Warning: deleting non-existent /home/daf/Tmp/ghc27809.hc
> A40:/home/daf/Hsh/hsh}ghc Setup.lhs configure
> Setup.lhs:2:
>     Failed to load interface for `Distribution.Simple':
> A40:/home/daf/Hsh/hsh}      
> This suggests to me that my Haskell setup is not complete.

Yes, you are missing Cabal. Distribution.Simple is a module provided by

Perhaps you've just got a very old (or messed up) installation of GHC.
All recent versions of GHC come with runghc and some version of the
Cabal library.


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