Commit c5bff5b3 authored by rrt's avatar rrt
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[project @ 2001-07-16 14:04:42 by rrt]

Modify Windows installation instructions in accordance with the Way Of
The Future.
parent 20e64e5f
......@@ -530,13 +530,12 @@ on...</para>
<Para>
Getting the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC) to run on Windows platforms can
be a bit of a trying experience. It should be much easier now than in the
past, since all the software required to build and use GHC is included in
past, since all the software required to use GHC is included in
the InstallShield.
</Para>
<Para>
An installation of GHC requires about 70M of disk space (which can be
reduced by choosing a &ldquo;compact&rdquo; installation).
An installation of GHC requires about 70M of disk space.
To run GHC comfortably, your machine should have at least
64M of memory.
</Para>
......@@ -545,18 +544,15 @@ To run GHC comfortably, your machine should have at least
<Sect2><Title>Installing GHC</Title>
<Para>
Download the latest GHC distribution (ghc-4.08 InstallShield installer, 19M)
Download the latest GHC distribution (ghc-5.02 InstallShield installer, 24M)
from <ULink
URL="http://www.haskell.org/ghc/download.html">haskell.org</ULink>
It is packaged up using an installer that should be familiar-looking to
Windows users. The 4.08 InstallShield package comes with some Cygwin
binaries, which unfortunately won't work with another Cygwin installation on
the same machine, unless it uses exactly the same version of the Cygwin DLL
(1.3.1 in this InstallShield).
Windows users.
</Para>
<Para>
Note: The Cygwin support for long file names containing
Note: GHC's support for file names containing
spaces is not 100%, so make sure that you install ghc in a directory
that has no embedded spaces (i.e., resist the temptation to put it
in <Filename>/Program Files/</Filename>!)
......@@ -565,10 +561,8 @@ in <Filename>/Program Files/</Filename>!)
<Para>
When the installer has completed, make sure you add the location of the
ghc <Filename>bin/</Filename> directory to your path (e.g.
<Filename>/ghc/ghc-4.08/bin</Filename>).
<Filename>C:/ghc/ghc-5.02/bin</Filename>).
You need to do this in order to bring the various GHC binaries into scope.
Also, if the directory <Filename>C:/TEMP</Filename> doesn't already exist,
you should create it.
</Para>
<Para>
......@@ -630,7 +624,7 @@ work with symlinks.
<Question>
<Para>
I'm getting &ldquo;permission denied&rdquo; messages from <Command>rm</Command> or
I'm getting &ldquo;permission denied&rdquo; messages from the <Command>rm</Command> or
<Command>mv</Command>.
</Para>
</Question>
......@@ -646,21 +640,6 @@ on or rebooting may be the quickest cure.
</QandAEntry>
<QandAEntry>
<Question>
<Para>
I get errors when trying to build GHC 4.08 with GHC 4.05.
</Para>
</Question>
<Answer> <Para> This seems to work better if you don't use
<Option>-O</Option> in <Constant>GhcHcOpts</Constant>. It's a bug in 4.05,
unfortunately. Anyway, better to install 4.08 binaries and use those.
</Para> </Answer>
</QandAEntry>
</QandASet>
</Sect2>
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