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[Haskell-cafe] Re: Installing Haskell on Windows 7

Subject: [Haskell-cafe] Re: Installing Haskell on Windows 7
From: Thomas Hühn
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 20:29:36 +0100

Stephen Tetley <stephen.tetley@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I suspect the problem you are having is specifically with Pandoc.
> Pandoc has a couple of dependencies on C libraries: network and zlib
> are two - they are part of the Haskell platform so they would be

network gave me a hard time without the Haskell Platform as well.

> Digest seems to depend on C internals of the zlib library. Now, zlib
> package is part Haskell platform and it includes a binary library of
> (the C) zlib and the source headers, so it might be possible to build
> digest by itself but you might end up needing cygwin or MinGW / msys
> (I've built it just now under Cygwin).

I feared that I'd need a complete GNU C toolchain.

> Trying to installing digest before Pandoc is one possibility - if it
> fails, at least it will show if further attempts to install Pandoc are
> going to be futile.

digest has been installed successfully, as far as I can see.

I'll probably try my luck with a MINGW installation in the next few
days, hopefully it helps.


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