Remaining bugs in Cabal under Windows
ijones at syntaxpolice.org
Tue Aug 17 09:14:02 EDT 2004
"Simon Marlow" <simonmar at microsoft.com> writes:
> On 16 August 2004 19:20, Krasimir Angelov wrote:
>> There still exists some bugs in Cabal when it is
>> used under Windows.
>> - The platform dependent places in the code are
>> marked with #ifdef mingw32_TARGET_OS but this macro is
>> never defined ever under Windows. You must add
>> -Dmingw32_TARGET_OS to the command line while building
>> setup.exe and also add -Dmingw32_TARGET_OS to
>> options-ghc field in Setup.description.
> I'll fix this. Isaac: is it ok for me to commit fixes to the
Sure, though I'm just as happy to accept the output from "darcs send"
and integrate the patches in myself. I'm not sure that the test suite
works everywhere, so I like to run the test suite myself. It would be
nice if the test suite were actually portable, though.
I have a patch of Krasimir's that I was just trying to push, but I
can't reach cvs.haskell.org at the moment.
>> - The package uses (getEnv "HOME") to get the path
>> to home directory. The variable isn't present in plain
>> Command prompt under Windows.
> Agreed. I need to know the equivalent of $HOME for GHC too, so that GHC
> can keep a per-user package database.
>> on my PC. The trouble here is that to do that I need
>> to add shell32 to extra-libs field in package
>> description. I don't have a way to preprocess
>> Setup.description so I can't add shell32
>> I would like to have a collection of functions like:
> we already have that
> Maybe - although the conventions still differ between Unix and Windows.
> On Unix, to store per-user data you would use <homedir>/.<app> whereas
> on Windows you use <homedir>/<app>. So I think the win32 library should
> provide access to getAppUserDataDirectory, and the app code still needs
> to be conditionally compiled.
For what it's worth, I've been collecting various path-related
functions and dumping them here, with the hope of organizing them
darcs get http://www.syntaxpolice.org/darcs_repos/OS.Path/
Thank you both for your work on this, let me know how I can help :)
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