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Ticket #212 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 18 months ago

Last modified 18 months ago

HP Windows installer should add mingw/bin to PATH

Reported by: nurpax Owned by: refold
Priority: major Milestone: 2012.4.0.0
Component: Windows installer Keywords:
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Description

As far as I understood, the HP installer adds GHC and other Haskell tools to PATH, like so:

$ which ghc /c/Program Files (x86)/Haskell Platform/2012.2.0.0/bin/ghc

However, it seems that the embedded mingw installation is not added to PATH. This directory is under

/c/Program Files (x86)/Haskell Platform/2012.2.0.0/mingw/bin

This by default causes installation of any package that have .c files in them to fail. Examples of such packages are at least network and direct-sqlite.

I didn't realize that mingw is included in HP so I was just assuming HP doesn't come with a C compiler at all. Thus I've been working around this by doing tricks like in https://gist.github.com/3907344#comments

I think it'd make sense for the installer to stick the mingw\bin directory to PATH just as it seems to do for ghc.

Change History

Changed 18 months ago by refold

We didn't do that previously since we didn't want to silently override the system gcc (if it's installed). Maybe the correct behaviour is to *append* $PLATFORMDIR/mingw/bin to $PATH so that the system gcc (if installed) is not overridden.

Changed 18 months ago by refold

  • milestone set to 2012.4.0.0

Changed 18 months ago by refold

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to fixed

Fixed in 2012.4.0.0 RC1.

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