Failure to install time package

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at
Thu Apr 9 12:58:36 EDT 2009


I have raised a ticket for this bug report:

I consider this issue quite serious for Windows users. Time is an
important library, Windows is an important platform, GHC is an
important compiler - together we end up with a fairly important



On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 9:26 PM, Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell at> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> users...
> Thanks
> Neil

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