`make install` on Windows Re: runghc: cannot find ghc
onWindows/MSYS : GHC-6.3.20050106
simonmar at microsoft.com
Wed Jan 12 04:23:52 EST 2005
On 11 January 2005 18:30, Brian Smith wrote:
> Simon Marlow <simonmar at microsoft.com> wrote:
>> On 10 January 2005 17:35, Brian Smith wrote:
>>> Simon Marlow <simonmar at microsoft.com>
>>>> BTW, /usr/local/bin is an unusual place to install ghc on Windows.
>>>> I'm not sure whether everything will work properly.
>>> That is where "make install" puts it.
>> Perhaps it does, in which case you should probably explicitly set
>> prefix to something when configuring. 'make install' on Windows has
>> been a low priority for us - it allegedly worked recently, but we
>> haven't tested it. At the least, you need to copy by hand the gcc
>> bits into the installed tree.
> I have been using GHC-6.3 since 2004-12-23 using a version built using
> "make ; make install" without any problems, and without copying gcc or
> anything else. Does this work because I already have MinGW in my path?
> Am I going to run into problems if I don't "copy by hand the gcc bits
> into the installed tree?"
Ah, it seems some kind person (Mike Thomas) has put code in the
top-level Makefile to copy gcc and its supporting files into the
installed tree, so you don't need to do that. Sorry for the confusion.
However, $(prefix) still defaults to /usr/local unless you give a
--prefix option to configure. I suspect this isn't a sensible default
for i386-unknown-mingw32 (it would be fine for i386-unknown-cygwin,
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