[haskell-platform] #166: Windows installer seems to be lacking glut32.dll

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Tue Mar 15 00:10:00 GMT 2011

#166: Windows installer seems to be lacking glut32.dll
 Reporter:  guest              |        Owner:  refold  
     Type:  defect             |       Status:  assigned
 Priority:  major              |    Milestone:          
Component:  Windows installer  |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:                     |  
Changes (by refold):

  * status:  new => assigned


 This is a known issue. It is not a good idea to just silently put
 glut32.dll into
 $WINDIR/system32; what the installer can do is check if glut32.dll is
 system-wide and, if negative, offer the user to install it. We can also
 glut32.dll in e.g. $PLATFORMDIR/glut.

 > The right thing is probably to copy glut32.dll into the bindir for
 > built with GLUT including paths like ./dist/build/foo/.

 This needs changes in Cabal/cabal-install, i.e. not an installer issue.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.haskell.org/haskell-platform/ticket/166#comment:1>
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