[Haskell-cafe] network- compiled for ghc 7.4.1 windows

Chris Wong chrisyco+haskell-cafe at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 04:14:40 CET 2012

Hello Matias

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Matias Hernandez <mhernand at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Alberto.
> Do we need cygwin to install your compiled package?

I don't believe you do. If memory doesn't fail me, the Haskell
Platform includes a compiler (MinGW), but not a shell (MSYS).

This page explains all: http://trac.haskell.org/haskell-platform/ticket/165


> I thought not (I'm not very versed on this) but when I tried "cabal install network" after
> extracting it I got:
> Configuring network-
> 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:
> network- failed during the configure step. The exception was:
> ExitFailure 1
> Best regards, and thanks for any help!
> - Matias
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