GHC source bitten by the ghost of DOS
gk at ninebynine.org
Wed Jan 14 17:46:17 EST 2004
I've just been bitten by the ghost of DOS when trying to unpack the source
kit for GHC on a Windows (XP) system. It appears that the filename AUX is
reserved (still crazy after all these years?).
Unfortunately, the GHC source kit contains a file aux.dtd in
So, when trying to copy this to my working system, I get strange errors
that this file cannot be created.
It's not a big deal for me -- I just unpacked the tar file on my Linux
server machine, renamed the offending file, and the copy then works
fine. But for Windows users without a Linux box to fall back on, this
might be problematic. Maybe it's worth using another filename?
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