Hardcoded path to perl.exe
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I apologize in advance for not selecting a proper category but as I am an extreme neophyte - I didn't know what to select. I use GHC primarily to build Pugs (http://pugscode.org) I got frustrated that on Win32, the current working directory supercedes the %PATH variable and the perl.exe in the GHC root directory was getting used instead of my freshly installed 5.8.7 I deleted the file and corresponding perl56.dll and everything appeared to be working fine and yet Pugs would fail to build spitting out a cryptic 0x01 error (not exactly sure what the code was but it wasn't helpful). Since I had deleted the files instead of renaming them (hindsight always being 20/20) and not wanting to install GHC all over again just to see if for some strange reason that was the problem - I copied over the perl.exe and perl58.dll and what do you know - it worked. My bug report then is this - if there is some valid reason to hardcode a path to the GHC root directory for perl instead of looking in %PATH as a backup plan - then please make any error message more descriptive. Note: Not being very familiar with GHC, it might be that the error message was very informative and that it is the Pugs build process fault for not carrying it over. If that is the case then please disregard and please forgive. Cheers, Joshua Gatcomb a.k.a. Limbic~Region [email protected]
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