Ticket #970 (closed bug: fixed)
GHCi crashes under Windows Millenium
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GHCi fails to launch for me under Windows Millenium. The command:
ghc -v --interactive
produces the following:
___ ___ _ / _ \ /\ /\/ __(_) / /_\// /_/ / / | | GHC Interactive, version 6.6, for Haskell 98. / /_\\/ __ / /___| | http://www.haskell.org/ghc/ \____/\/ /_/\____/|_| Type :? for help. Using package config file: C:\GHC\GHC-6.6\package.conf wired-in package base mapped to base-2.0 wired-in package rts mapped to rts-1.0 wired-in package haskell98 mapped to haskell98-1.0 wired-in package template-haskell mapped to template-haskell-2.0 Hsc static flags: -static Loading package base ... linking ... done. *** Parser: *** Desugar: *** Simplify: *** CorePrep: *** ByteCodeGen: *** Parser: *** Desugar: *** Simplify: *** CorePrep: *** ByteCodeGen:
at which point GHCi fails with the generic error message (roughly translated from French):
Ghc provoked an error in GHC.EXE. The program Ghc will now be stopped. If you continue to encounter problems, try to restart your computer.
Restarting the computer, obviously, didn't help.
I am using GHC 6.6 under Windows Millenium, which was set up using the standalone Windows installer. I can use the compiler from the command line without any problems, but whenever I try to launch GHCi from the Start menu or using "ghc --interactive", I get the above error message. Please note that GHCi v6.4.2 works flawlessly on the same machine (a rather old Pentium III 650 MHz with a modest 128 Mo of RAM, if such things matter).