Hi folks,

I'm trying to build a program using GHC that links statically to wxHaskell, so it can be easily distributed as a single file. Therefore I don't want any dependencies on Cygwin. I'm using Windows Vista 32-bit.

I was able to download wxWidgets 2.8 and build it using Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition. But I don't know what to do next. I get this error from cabal:

PS C:\wxWidgets-2.8.10> cabal install wx
Resolving dependencies...
 Unable to find wxWidgets configuration (wx-config).

checking system:
 Unable to find the 'wx-config' program: wx-config
 Maybe you forgot to run 'make install' on wxWidgets?
 Otherwise, add the install directory of wx-config to your path.

 Or maybe you are trying to compile with Microsoft Visual C++?
 If so, you can specify that on the command line:
 For example: ./configure --with-msc

cabal.exe: Error: some packages failed to install:
wx- depends on wxcore- which failed to install.
wxcore- failed during the configure step. The exception was:
exit: ExitFailure 2

I don't see a program called wx-config, but I do see wx-config.in. I tried "nmake install" (Microsoft make) but nothing happened. It seems to me that running the configure script requires bash.

Is it not possible to install wxHaskell without Cygwin after all?