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

JP Moresmau jpmoresmau at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 18:25:04 CEST 2012

Well, cabal-install installed and works fine. Not sure why on my own
package that I'm trying to port to GHC 7.6 it doesn't work... I'll try
to investigate further.



On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 6:02 PM, Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

JP Moresmau

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