[Haskell-beginners] Re: Installing packages in Ubuntu
mauricio.antunes at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 15:19:39 EST 2009
> 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
There's no real confront between then, as cabal will default to
install its packages in your home directory. Follow this rule in
Ubuntu: install what's available from Ubuntu repositories (using
Synaptic) and, whenever you want, need or feel like doing it,
install from cabal. If something goes wrong for any reason, just
and you get back to what you have in a fresh install.
(If you are a begginer in Haskell: also do use cabal system to
package your own programs. This will give you a good understandment
on how the package system work, and let you more confortable to
experiment with advanced language features.)
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