Fwd: [Haskell-cafe] runghc Setup.hs doitall

Alberto G. Corona agocorona at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 09:04:19 EST 2009

I finally installed cabal-install in windows.. I had a copy of sh.exe for
windows time ago so I could use bootstrap. The only additional thing needed
is wget(http://users.ugent.be/~bpuype/wget/).
finally I moved the resulting cabal.exe to ghc/bin

2009/1/19 Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk>

On Mon, 2009-01-19 at 01:36 +0100, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
> > The problem with Windows can be solved once and for all when CygWIN
> > will be considered  for Windows instead of MinGW. Is that possible?
> The standard Windows build of GHC does not use Cygwin. So all the
> programs built with GHC (like cabal) are native Windows programs and do
> not understand Cygwin paths etc.
> If you want to build GHC for Cygwin then there is quite a bit of work
> for you to do to update GHC to build that way.
> I get the general impression that most users would prefer not to have to
> install Cygwin or MinGW at all.
> Duncan
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