[Haskell-cafe] When did it become so hard to install Haskell on Windows?

Michal J Gajda mgajda at mimuw.edu.pl
Tue May 12 08:21:20 UTC 2020

Suppose I missed the part how to install updated `haskell-dev` with
specific compiler version.
(Asking for specific compiler version is best current  practice AFAIK.)

On Tue, May 12, 2020, 08:59 Gershom B <gershomb at gmail.com> wrote:

> On May 11, 2020 at 10:52:36 AM, Michal J Gajda (mgajda at mimuw.edu.pl)
> wrote:
> >  3. To enter relevant command line in admin PowerShell so that
> Chocolatey installs GHC.
> >  4. Ditto for Mingw (3 attempts, since I think default Mingw package
> lacks full build environment.)
> >  4. Ditto for every dependency of my Haskell package. (Is there a way
> to get standardized library dependencies across the platforms? Drop me
> a line if it is at all possible without Nix.)
> I’m confused. When you used chocolatey, why did you not run “choco install
> haskell-dev” as suggested on https://www.haskell.org/platform/#windows  (and
> i imagine everywhere else)? This should have installed ghc, msys2 and cabal
> for you at once.
> Further what do you mean "Ditto for every dependency of my Haskell
> package” — do you mean haskell dependencies or c dependencies? If the
> latter, how is this different than any other OS? Also, why were you
> installing c dependencies with chocolatey, if that’s indeed what you were
> doing? With msys2 the way to do things is install them with pacman.
> Perhaps what is needed is just better and more centralized documentation?
> -g
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