[Haskell-cafe] installing Network on windows

Maciej Podgurski maciej.podgurski at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 17 16:49:16 EDT 2010

Am 17.03.2010 21:17 schrieb Andrew Coppin:
> 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 things...

You can also use MSYS/MinGW, I prefer this to Cygwin.

Best wishes,

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