I use Eclipse helios, java 6 and I have zero experience with haskell.
I installed the addin EclipseFP and restarted eclispe but when I try to open the haskell perspective I get:
"Problems open perspective net.sf.eclipsefp.haskell.ui.HaskellPerspective".
I tried to install the Haskell Platform but it didn't help.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Check the error log: Window menu -> Show View -> Other… -> General -> Error Log. You should see the error in there along with a stack trace, post it here. A priori nothing to do with Haskell itself, if we can't find haskell tools we will "politely" say so, probably more a Eclipse problem (dependencies, etc).
Thank you for your reply.
The error log had a lot of errors, not all related to eclipseFP, so I decided to switch to Juno.
Now I have managed to get the haskell perspective to open, but I'm a little worried about error messages that showed in the console during the install:
Compiling Data.Conduit.Text ( Data\Conduit\Text.hs, dist\build\Data\Conduit\Text.o )
Compiling Data.Conduit.Lazy ( Data\Conduit\Lazy.hs, dist\build\Data\Conduit\Lazy.o )
Installing library in C:\Program Files (x86)\Haskell\conduit-0.5.2.5\ghc-7.4.1
cabal.exe: Error: some packages failed to install:
persistent-184.108.40.206 failed while downloading the package. The exception was:
<socket: 592>: hGetBufSome: failed (Unknown error)
persistent-sqlite-1.0.0 depends on persistent-220.127.116.11 which failed to install.
persistent-template-18.104.22.168 depends on persistent-22.214.171.124 which failed to
scion-browser-0.2.10 depends on persistent-126.96.36.199 which failed to install.
Er… Not much I can do. You seem to have a problem installing persistent, but it seems to be a network error. Try again, and pray… Hopefully it's just something was wrong with hackage or your network connection was weak in the knees and a second attempt would work better…
My connection is indeed weak in the knees. I'll try again then.