[Haskell-beginners] about installation of Haskell

Isaac Dupree ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org
Wed Mar 17 00:02:23 EDT 2010

On 03/16/10 23:39, Daniel Fischer wrote:
> Am Mittwoch 17 März 2010 03:03:30 schrieb love_pku:
>> Dear Sir or Madam::
>>    Sorry to trouble you!
>>    I am a beginner of Haskell and I just run into problems to install it.
>> So I hope if you can tell me which version of Haskell should I   use for
>> Ubuntu 8.04 operating system..
> I'm not familiar with Ubuntu, but
> apt-get install libghc6*
> or something like that should get you started (perhaps apt-search haskell
> first - or was it apt-get search?).
> Once you have GHC installed, you can start.

Use aptitude, not apt-* ... aptitude search ghc? (the compiler itself is 
ghc6, and the version in Hardy 8.04 is 6.8.2, which is sadly a bit old. 
Do you want to wait a month until Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 comes out, and 

> I think. (If it's 6.8.*, maybe you want to get a newer GHC from
> http://haskell.org/ghc/download.html)

If you do, er.. You might want to install it in your home-directory 
somewhere, and put it in your PATH, and uninstall any GHC you installed 
via Ubuntu, and... basically it's rather a nuisance, though not as bad 
as a few years ago.  You may be able to get by just fine with Ubuntu 
8.04's packages, for your learning process.


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