ghci can't find ghc.exe on Windows 7 if the path contains spaces
|Reported by:||refold||Owned by:|
|Operating System:||Windows||Architecture:||x86_64 (amd64)|
|Type of failure:||GHCi crash||Difficulty:|
|Test Case:||Blocked By:|
This was first reported on the Haskell Platform trac. Platform installer puts binaries in $PROGRAMFILES\Haskell Platform\$PLATFORMVERSION\bin, and this causes ghci to fail on Windows 7 (but not XP!) with 'Unable to locate ghc.exe' when run from the command line. Installing HP to C:\hp2010 fixes the issue.
Looking at ghci.c, this is caused either by a call to SearchPath, or a call to GetShortPathName. The latter looks more suspect. I don't have access to a Windows 7 machine currently, so I can't fix this myself.
Change History (4)
comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by simonmar
- Milestone set to 6.14.1
- Priority changed from normal to high