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

Felipe Almeida Lessa felipe.lessa at gmail.com
Sat Mar 19 16:02:15 CET 2011

On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 2:41 PM, Rob Nikander <rob.nikander at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I think I have misunderstood your snippet.  =)

> From the error message in my previous email, it looks like it dies
> trying to compile "transformers".

Yes, that seems so.

> I also have a Micro EC2 instance.  If there was a 'yum' haskell
> package for this "Amazon Linux" I'd use that, but I don't see one.

I have installed Ubuntu on my micro instance and downloaded GHC from
there.  However I've installed many other packages through cabal.
Perhaps the difference is the swap file?

You may try

# dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/swap bs=1M count=1024
# mkswap /tmp/swap
# swapon /tmp/swap

HTH, =)


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