[Haskell-beginners] haskell install on low memory server?

Rob Nikander rob.nikander at gmail.com
Sat Mar 19 15:41:50 CET 2011

On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Felipe Almeida Lessa
<felipe.lessa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 2:14 PM, Rob Nikander <rob.nikander at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ...
>> is asking for OpenGL... so I thought I would get cabal and install
>> pieces that I want.  I downloaded the 'generic ghc binary' from here:
>> http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/linux.html and that seems to work.
>>  But when I download the cabal-install tarball and try to run it's
>> 'bootstrap.sh' I run out of memory.  Is there a way to tell it to use
>> less memory?
> You don't really need to compile GHC by yourself on the memory
> constrained machine.  First of all, you may use a binary distribution.
>  And second, you may compile on a different machine with more RAM.

But I'm not compiling GHC, am I?  I downloaded the binary, and it
works.  I thought I was trying to install cabal, because I don't see
it included in the GHC binaries.

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