[Haskell-cafe] How to install HOpenGL to Windows?

Peter Verswyvelen bugfact at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 18:28:35 EDT 2009

Yes I totally agree that it is overkill. Ideally I would like every package
to install on Windows without requiring MinGW. But I was just explaining the
situation as it is right now.

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 10:31 PM, Manlio Perillo <manlio_perillo at libero.it>wrote:

> Peter Verswyvelen ha scritto:
>> 1) install "cabal-install". download this file <
>> http://www.haskell.org/cabal/release/cabal-install-0.6.2/cabal.exe> and
>> put it in a directory in your %PATH%
>> 2) to compile most libraries on Hackage that link to C libraries via the
>> FFI, you need to install MinGW and MSYS, as Jeff said explained here <
>> http://netsuperbrain.com/blog/posts/freeglut-windows-hopengl-hglut/>
>> (many thanks to David Sankel for taking the time to write this). After you
>> installed this, you have UNIX like environment and the GNU C compiler suite.
>> 3) start MSYS, and type "cabal install opengl". This will download,
>> configure, build and install opengl from hackage.
>> this works for me.
> This is an overkill, really.
> IMHO, there should be no need to install an UNIX like environment on
> Windows.
> The problem, here, is that packages use autoconf.
> This should be avoided; instead Cabal should support some simple features
> for packages configuration.
> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/530
> Does HOpenGL really need all the features of autoconf?
> > [...]
> Regards  Manlio
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