GHC under Wine
(add suggestion to file bugs with wine project and removed old ghci IO issue, update install information, fix capitilzation of Wine)
(added open bugs)
Revision as of 22:29, 12 February 2008
GHC runs fairly well under Wine. Here's a guide on how to get it working.
First, get the latest version of Wine from http://www.winehq.com/site/download and install it.
installing ghc is as simple as typing:
Once this is all done, you should be good to start using GHC.
Create a simple haskell program to compile. Hello World examples are good. Try compiling it:
$ wine ghc -o hello --make HelloWorld.hs Chasing modules from: HelloWorld.hs Compiling Main ( HelloWorld.hs, HelloWorld.o ) fixme:msvcrt:MSVCRT__sopen : pmode 0x01b6 ignored fixme:msvcrt:MSVCRT__sopen : pmode 0x01b6 ignored Linking ... Wine exited with a successful status
And try running it:
$ wine hello Hello, world! Wine exited with a successful status
If it all works well then you should be able to compile your haskell programs for windows with wine.
3 Known problems
If you encounter specific, reproducible issues that are present in the latest release of wine you should file a bug report with the Wine project http://bugs.winehq.org (so long as one doesn't already exist for the issue)
- GHC 6.8.2 appears to suffer from some sort of heap corruption when run under wine, at the time of writing it is not yet known if wine is at fault or there really is heap corruption in GHC, see http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11547
3.1 Windows DLL's
wine's builtin msvcrt.dll may not work nicely with compilation of more complicated programs. To get around this a native version of the DLL can be found at places such as http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/index.shtml . Disclaimer: I am unsure of what the legal implications of using this DLL without a licensed copy of windows might be.