[Haskell-cafe] Panic loading network on windows (GHC 7.6.1)

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 18:02:58 CEST 2012

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM, JP Moresmau <jpmoresmau at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, I've installed Cabal and cabal-install 1.16 (which required
> network) on a new GHC 7.6.1 install and everything went well, except
> now when building a package requiring network I get:
> Loading package network- ... ghc.exe: Unknown PEi386 section name `.idata
> $4' (while processing: c:/ghc/ghc-7.6.1/mingw/lib\libws2_32.a)
> ghc.exe: panic! (the 'impossible' happened)
>   (GHC version 7.6.1 for i386-unknown-mingw32):
>         loadArchive "c:/ghc/ghc-7.6.1/mingw/lib\\libws2_32.a": failed
> I have done something wrong while building network on my Windows XP
> machine? What can I check?

I'm not quite sure what's going on. We did test cabal-install (and
thus network) on a Windows machine before the release.

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