Failure to install time package
ndmitchell at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 04:12:07 EDT 2009
> Does anyone have a server where I could put an alternate 6.10.2 binary
> distribution for Windows?
> One that includes the time package and cabal.exe.
Please do! I've always said that GHC should come with cabal.exe, and I
still stand by that. The HP thing is a nice idea, and I support it,
but shoving cabal.exe quietly in with GHC would make my life much much
You can use Google for hosting downloads:
http://code.google.com/p/ndmitchell/downloads/list - creating a new
project is easy. Plus their bug tracker is great.
> -- Lennart
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 10:26 PM, Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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-18.104.22.168\Setup.hs, C:\Users\Neil\AppData\Local\Temp\time-22.214.171.124884
>> \time-126.96.36.199\dist\setup\Main.o )
>> Linking C:\Users\Neil\AppData\Local\Temp\time-188.8.131.52884\time-184.108.40.206\dist\setu
>> p\setup.exe ...
>> Configuring time-220.127.116.11...
>> setup.exe: sh: runGenProcess: does not exist (No such file or directory)
>> cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
>> time-18.104.22.168 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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