[Haskell] How do I get a recent cabal for Windows?

Andreas Marth Andreas-Haskell at gmx.net
Fri Sep 8 12:20:54 EDT 2006

Ups. I just discovert that that was with ghc-6.2.1. I will have to check
what happens with ghc-6.4.2.

Thanks for your help and have a nice weekend,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Mitchell" <ndmitchell at gmail.com>
To: "Andreas Marth" <Andreas-Haskell at gmx.net>
Cc: <haskell at haskell.org>
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 2:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Haskell] How do I get a recent cabal for Windows?

> Hi Andreas,
> > Does it meant to create a new cabal with the setup or should I always
> > setup instead of runghc?
> For installing Cabal, and ONLY cabal, do the ghc --make thingy, then
> use setup.exe for installing Cabal. Do not use that setup ever again.
> > If I do the "setup configure" ... "setup install" in the Cabal directory
> > get a new Cabal ( but that chrases like the one created with
> > another cabal if used on a new Setup.lhs (in my case comlib or cabal).
> Hmm, can you explain your GHC crash (error message etc), it shouldn't...
> > Why do you create the setup.exe? Can I always do "ghc --make -cpp
Setup -o
> > {libName}.exe"? Or can I copy the setup.exe (as cabalSetup.exe) in my
> > and use this?
> The setup is a specific setup that will only install cabal, so you
> don't want it on your path. The reason for creating the .exe is
> because this particular cabal setup script is big and takes a while to
> compile.
> As for configure warnings, they are not warnings - just entirely
> ignore them. It checks for everything and needs nothing.
> Also, by having installed GHC 6.4.2 I mean just the MSI, as standard,
> nothing fancy.
> Thanks
> Neil

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