[Haskell-cafe] Re: Building network package on Windows
johan.tibell at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 02:47:09 EDT 2009
On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 2:04 AM, Iavor Diatchki <iavor.diatchki at gmail.com>wrote:
> Here is an update, in case anyone else runs into the same problem.
> My understanding, is that the problem was caused by a mistake in the
> "configure" script for the "network" package, which after (correctly)
> detecting that IPv6 functionality was not available on my platform, it
> (incorrectly) tried to "gain" this functionality by redefining the
> version of my platform. Concretely, apparently I have "Windows Vista
> Basic Home Edition", which seems to identify itself as version 0x400,
> while the missing functions are only available on versions of windows
> >= 0x501.
> My workaround was to:
> 1. checkout the network package from the repository on code.haskell.com
> 2. modify configure.ac to comment out the section where it sets the
> windows version to 0x501
> 3. autoreconf
> 4. build using the usual cabal way
Do you mind filing a bug at http://trac.haskell.org/network so we can track
this problem and hopefully fix it in the future (I'm afraid someone with
better Windows knowledge will have to do it)?
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