GHC under Wine
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Revision as of 14:19, 18 September 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 ...
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 GHC on Wine.
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)
3 Known problems
- removeDirectoryRecursive did not work correctly prior to wine-1.1.4-538-g2e8dec4. This most notably broke cabal install.
3.1 Native DLLs
Wine isn't perfect (yet) but does offer a solution for using native dlls, as an alternative to builtin dlls if certain functions are not implemented or are buggy and not yet fixed. To configure this use winecfg where you can specify settings for the ordering of preferences for loading dlls, Builtin only, Native only, Builtin then Native and Native then Builtin.
winetricks can be useful for installing common native dlls or software
You can enable tracing of various components within Wine to aid in debugging issues with Wine by using [Wine Debug Channels].