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

Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Installing Haskell on Windows 7
From: Sebastian Sylvan
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 10:51:10 +0000

On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 9:06 AM, Thomas Hühn <[email protected]> wrote:

Has anyone who is *not* a Haskell/ghc/cabal expert been able to
install Haskell satisfactorily on Windows 7?

It worked fine for me, but then I didn't try to do anything fancy. The data-dir and prefix you mention is where cabal installs all my packages, FWIW. Not being able to access them would be a problem! You can customize it with --data-dir and --prefix on the cabal install command line, I think. Not sure if that's the reason your initial installation wasn't working though...

Also, if a library fails to build because of your ghc version, you can install a specific version of that library instead. E.g. for haddock you see that the failing version was 2.4.2 but if you leave out the version number cabal will fetch the latest one for you, which isn't compatible with GHC 6.10.

Sebastian Sylvan
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