[Haskell-cafe] Re: regex-compat on latest Haskell Platform

Chris Kuklewicz haskell at list.mightyreason.com
Wed Aug 18 16:20:39 EDT 2010

I maintain the regex-posix package, so I feel the need for a quick post.

I am glad the recent patch I accepted means the hackage version is
working on Windows.

If there is any additional things that need to be done with regex-*
please let me know.


On 18/08/2010 06:38, Kevin Jardine wrote:
> Mikhail and Don,
> All I needed to do was to type:
> cabal install regex-posix
> and everything now works as expected.
> As Mikhail also mentioned this problem is already in the Haskell
> Platform bug tracker.
> Kevin
> On Aug 18, 5:17 am, Don Stewart <d... at galois.com> wrote:
>> kevinjardine:
>>> I'm running Haskel Platform 2010.2.0.0 and attempting to compile with
>>> regex-compat under Windows XP.
>>> The link stage fails with a number of lines of the form:
>>> D:\Program Files\Haskell Platform\2010.2.0.0\lib\extralibs\regex-
>>> posix-0.94.2\ghc-6.12.3/libHSregex-posix-0.94.2.a(Wrap.o):fake:(.text
>>> +0x493): undefined reference to `regerror'
>>> I have googled for a solution but cannot see a fix anywhere.
>> Looks like possibly missing regex.h header files (from the regex C library)
>> On Windows?
>> -- Don
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