[Haskell-beginners] Re: Installing packages in Ubuntu

Nathan M. Holden nathanmholden at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 14:14:06 EST 2009

I can't say that you NEED to be using Cabal. I have it, and I'm also an Ubuntu 
newbie. You can download the bootstrap installer, you'll need to install (via 
runghc Setup configure, runghc Setup build, runghc Install) the most recent 
HTML package, and parsec 2.x to get it to run. Then just add an alias (or, I 
did) so you don't have to write a super-long command to run Cabal.

Running Kubuntu 9.10

On Sunday 08 November 2009 08:28:24 am beginners-request at haskell.org wrote:
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> Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2009 22:05:34 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Glurk <streborg at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [Haskell-beginners] Installing packages in Ubuntu
> To: beginners at haskell.org
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> Hi,
> I'm a beginner to both Cabal and Linux.
> I'm a bit confused as to whether I need to be using Cabal when installng
> packages.
> I'm running Ubuntu 9.10, and from the Synaptic Package Manager, I can
>  select various Haskell packages to install - will this install the package
>  correctly, or is there something I need to do in Cabal as well ?
> Thanks ! :)

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