Failure to install time package

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at
Tue Apr 7 16:26:59 EDT 2009


Time is an important library, it got unbundled from GHC, and it seems
Windows users can't install the time package!

C:\Neil\hoogle>cabal install time --global
Resolving dependencies...
[1 of 1] Compiling Main             ( C:\Users\Neil\AppData\Local\Temp\time-1.1.
2.32884\time-\Setup.hs, C:\Users\Neil\AppData\Local\Temp\time-
\time-\dist\setup\Main.o )
Linking C:\Users\Neil\AppData\Local\Temp\time-\time-\dist\setu
p\setup.exe ...
Configuring time-
setup.exe: sh: runGenProcess: does not exist (No such file or directory)
cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
time- failed during the configure step. The exception was:
exit: ExitFailure 1

C:\Neil\hoogle>ghc --version
The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 6.10.2

My guess is that it would work if I installed mingw, but that it
hasn't been tested without. I consider this problem fatally serious -
we may have managed to make GHC 6.10.2 unuseable for many Windows



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