wiki:WindowsGhc

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This page is aimed at developers building GHC on the Windows platform (on x86 hardware). Please add to this page.

Versions supported

We no longer support Windows 95, 98, ME or NT. We do support 2000, XP and Vista. We do not support 64-bit windows operating systems (#1884).

Building GHC on Windows

First places to look is the Building Guide. Specifically:

Common problems

If you get a message like this:

Can't locate object method "path" via package "Autom4te::Request" (perhaps you forgot to load "Autom4te::Request"?) at /usr/bin/autom4te line 81.
Can't locate object method "path" via package "Autom4te::Request" (perhaps you forgot to load "Autom4te::Request"?) at /usr/bin/autom4te line 81.
autoreconf: /usr/bin/autoconf failed with exit status: 1

then you have probably not got automake installed (or at least findable).