[Haskell-cafe] Strange error when cabal installing.

David Banas capn.freako at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 23:51:05 UTC 2020

After installing the *Haskell Platform* on my Windows 10 machine, I
attempted to cabal install something and got:

cabal.exe: The package has a './configure' script. If you are on Windows,
requires a Unix compatibility toolchain such as MinGW+MSYS or Cygwin. If you
are not on Windows, ensure that an 'sh' command is discoverable in your

I've confirmed that the following line is in my cabal config file:

extra-prog-path: C:\Program Files\Haskell Platform\8.6.5\msys\usr\bin,

and that there *is* a *sh.exe* file in the "C:\Program Files\Haskell
Platform\8.6.5\msys\usr\bin" directory.

What am I missing?

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