Gofer 2.30a binary executable won't run on Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 2
Benjamin L. Russell
dekudekuplex at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 27 07:39:11 EST 2008
Since "HUGS" stands for "Haskell User's Gofer System"
for a reference), and HUGS is a later version of
Gofer, I am sending this inquiry about a problem in
installing Gofer to this mailing list.
I managed to
get Gofer 2.28 (see "some haskell FAQ info (occasional
for download information) installed on Windows XP
Service Pack 2, but when I downloaded Gofer 2.30a and
tried to run bcgofer.exe (either by executing it from
the Command Prompt, or by double-clicking it in the
GUI) (there is no GOFER.EXE file in that version), the
program quit immediately. The same thing happened
when I tried to run bcgofc.exe.
I was unable to follow instructions in the README.PC
file for Gofer 2.30a because that file refers to a
non-existent "GOFER.EXE" file. How can I move a file
that doesn't exist to the C:\Gofer directory? The
bundled documentation for Gofer 2.30a seems outdated.
In addition, I tried installing the binary executables
in 386gofer, but with the same results as with Gofer
2.30a; i.e., when I tried to invoke GOFER.EXE, a
Command Prompt window appeared for a fraction of a
second, then disappeared.
The user and system environmental variables are both
set correctly; viz:
EDITLINE: C:\bin\emacs\bin\runemacs.exe +%d %s
GO32: emu c:\DJGPP\EMU387\emu387
Path: C:\Gofer;<existing path>
I was able to get Gofer 2.28 to run without needing to
compile anything. Do I need to compile something to
run Gofer 2.30a?
It seems strange that I can get Gofer 2.28 to work,
but not Gofer 2.30; what could be wrong?
I am currently reading the paper "Functional
Programming," by Jeroen Fokker and the Department of
Computer Science of Utrecht University
which uses Gofer. If you could please tell me what I
need to do to get Gofer 2.30a to work properly, I
would appreciate it very much.
Benjamin L. Russell
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