[Haskell-cafe] Re: dynamic loading of code on windows

Arnaud Bailly arnaud.oqube at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 13:12:56 EST 2010

Hello Kevin,
Thanks. I understand that this is a toolchain issue, I just got used
to the nice feeling of having 'cabal install foo' works seamlessly and
flawlessly to get me some magic piece of software :-) I will try to be
more patient and try to setup a proper toolchain for installing
plugins package.


On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 7:01 PM, Kevin Jardine <kevinjardine at gmail.com> wrote:
> This isn't about the plugin functionality, it's about compiling code.
> As the message says :
> This requires a Unix compatibility toolchain such as MinGW+MSYS or
> Cygwin.
> You'll find that you need such a toolchain to compile much open source
> software, including many Haskell modules, on Windows.
> Personally I use MinGW+MSYS on my Windows machine. It works very well.
> Kevin
> On Nov 12, 3:20 pm, Arnaud Bailly <arnaud.oq... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I recently tried to
>> cabal install plugins
>> on a windows box and it failed with the following error:
>> Resolving dependencies...
>> Downloading plugins-
>> Configuring plugins-
>> cabal: The package has a './configure' script. This requires a Unix
>> compatibility toolchain such as MinGW+MSYS or Cygwin.
>> cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
>> plugins- failed during the configure step. The exception was:
>> ExitFailure 1
>> What solution can I use to load dynamically code in a cross-platform way ?
>> Thanks in advance
>> Arnaud
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