[Haskell-cafe] install problems

David Sorokin david.sorokin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 12 03:49:40 UTC 2017

Hi Gregory,

I had a similar issue when tried to install on Windows some packages that depend on the old-time package. I don’t remember all the details, but I installed MSYS and some its modules additionally. Then my issue had gone. There are also MSYS2 and Cygwin that can be used instead of MSYS. I would try to experiment with MSYS2.

Earlier the old-time package was included in the Haskell platform and all my installations went smooth on Windows. But recently, the old-time package was removed from the Haskell platform and it caused some issues on clean Windows, for some packages still depend on that package explicitly or implicitly.


> 12 апр. 2017 г., в 6:25, Gregory Guthrie <guthrie at mum.edu> написал(а):
> I tried to install HSBC and HSQL-sqlite3,
> Bot fail, 
> And the error report is:
> >cabal install HDBC
> Resolving dependencies...
> Configuring old-locale-
> Configuring utf8-string-
> Building old-locale-
> Building utf8-string-
> Installed old-locale-
> Configuring old-time-
> Installed utf8-string-
> Failed to install old-time-
> Build log ( C:\Users\guthrie\AppData\Roaming\cabal\logs\old-time- ):
> Configuring old-time-
> configure: WARNING: unrecognized options: --with-compiler
> checking for gcc... e:\Plang\Haskell Platform\8.0.2\mingw\bin\gcc.exe
> checking whether the C compiler works... no
> configure: error: in `/tmp/cabal-tmp-21488/old-time-':
> configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
> See `config.log' for more details
> But the path to gcc is correct, and gc works fine.
> I had a similar problem once, and the issue was that the autoconf script didn’t allow paths with spaces,
> Odd since Haskell installs into “Haskell Package” on windows.
> That time I had to reconfigure my whole installation (eliminating the space character), and then install it, and then restore the paths to what they were.
> Is this an ongoing issue? Should I reconfigure Haskell to install differently?
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