Getting Cabal 1.1.1 working on Windows 98

Ross Paterson ross at
Tue Aug 9 05:52:45 EDT 2005

On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 10:22:52AM +0300, Krasimir Angelov wrote:
> I think the right way is to use postConf hook in the Cabal's
> Setup.lhs. The hook should check whether the BUILD platform is Windows
> 98 and it can add shfolder to extra-libs field in the hooked build
> info. Currently I am not sure how to check whether the platform is
> Windows 98. After all the Setup.lhs should still run under Unix. I
> wonder how many people still use Windows 98 platform. In my opinion it
> is too unstable.

That won't work for building a portable MSI, though.
And shfolder is also needed under NT4, I believe.

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