[Haskell-cafe] installing Network on windows

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Wed Mar 17 16:17:12 EDT 2010

gladstein at gladstein.com wrote:
> I need some advice on the most straightforward way to install the 
> Network package on Windows. I can install Cywgin if that's what it 
> takes. Thanks in advance.
> cabal install network
> Resolving dependencies...
> Configuring network-
> cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
> network- failed during the configure step. The exception was:
> sh: runGenProcess: does not exist (No such file or directory)

Looks like it wants to run "sh" (i.e., the Borne Shell), which obviously 
doesn't exist on Windows. Now I'm sure some kind soul somewhere has 
probably compiled a Win32 binary for it, but I would suggest that the 
build will just immediately trip over again because some *other* 
Unix-only tool isn't available.

How to fix? Well, I'm guessing you'll be forced to install some kind of 
Unix emulation layer such as Cygwin. I don't have any expertise of such 

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