[Haskell-beginners] System.Process and ghc 6.8.2

Conrad Meyer konrad at tylerc.org
Thu Jan 22 18:03:37 EST 2009

On Thursday 22 January 2009 02:28:41 pm Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> Conrad Meyer wrote:
> > Why do this extra work instead of simply upgrading to 6.8.3?
> Mainly because 6.8.2 is installed on my Ubuntu system using a
> pre-compiled package (including a bunch of pre-compiled libraries).
> I much prefer to use the the native packaging system because most
> of the time it works so much better than anything else.
> Also, the "extra work" became a few minor tweaks to this code:
>     http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/code/newpopen/System/Process/Run.hs
> Cheers,
> Erik

So nag the Ubuntu ghc maintainer about being several versions behind. Or if 
they're actually not several versions behind, you're just using an old 
version of ubuntu, install a copy of ghc from a newer version of ubuntu.

Conrad Meyer <konrad at tylerc.org>

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