[Haskell-cafe] runghc Setup.hs doitall

Alberto G. Corona agocorona at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 12:18:42 EST 2009

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cabal install plugins
Resolving dependencies...
cabal: dependencies conflict: ghc-6.10.1 requires Cabal == however
Cabal- was excluded because plugins-1.3.1 requires Cabal ==1.4.*

2009/1/19 Alberto G. Corona <agocorona at gmail.com>

> 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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