[Haskell-cafe] Haskell platform for GHC 6.12.1?

Job Vranish job.vranish at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 09:42:41 EST 2010

I'm pretty sure you don't need mingw and all that. I've bootstrapped
cabal-install on windows a few times now without needing anything more than
ghc (though I haven't done 6.12 yet so I might be totally off base here...)

You can't use the nice bootstrap script, but you can download and build the
dependencies manually (and IIRC there are about 5 or so that don't come
included). Which is still a royal pain, but hopefully easier than all that
other messiness.

- Job

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 4:38 AM, Peter Verswyvelen <bugfact at gmail.com> wrote:

> Using GHC 6.12.1 on Windows currently is hard, since one must compile
> the latest version of cabal-install, which is a nightmare to do for a
> typical windows user (install mingw, msys, utils like wget, download
> correct package from hackage, compile them in correct order, etc etc)
> What's the status of the Haskell platform for the latest and greatest
> Glasgow Haskell Compiler?
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