9. Notes for building under Windows

This section summarises how to get the utilities you need on your Win95/98/NT/2000 machine to use CVS and build GHC. Similar notes for installing and running GHC may be found in the user guide. In general, Win95/Win98 behave the same, and WinNT/Win2k behave the same. It is based largely on detailed advice from Sigbjørn Finne.

9.1. Installing ssh

9.2. Installing CVS

There is a very nice graphical front-end to CVS for Win32 platforms, with a UI that people will be familiar with, at wincvs.org. I have not tried it yet.

9.3. Installing autoconf

Only required if you are doing builds from GHC's sources checked out from the CVS tree.

autoheader doesn't seem to work, but you don't need it for GHC.

9.4. Building GHC