[Haskell-beginners] apt cabal hackage
aslatter at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 08:46:43 CEST 2011
On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 1:10 AM, csmagic <csmagic at gmail.com> wrote:
> It seems to be happening elsewhere also:
> Also its more likely a locale issue than a terminal one because I get the
> same error when I replace the pipe with a redirection to a file.
> And yet my locales dont seem to be odd in any way (I can see)
> $ locale
I would expect a unicode locale to look something like this:
So I'm guessing something is not set-up right for unicode output, and
at least one of the Cabal package descriptions includes unicode
> $ locale -a
>> > $ cabal --version
>> > cabal-install version 0.10.2
>> > using version 22.214.171.124 of the Cabal library
>> > [I just did a cabal update cabal. Did not do anything as far as I can
>> > see]
>> > $ uname -rv
>> > 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Tue Mar 8 21:36:00 UTC 2011
>> > $ cat /etc/debian_version
>> > wheezy/sid
>> > On a related note I find a lot of libghc6-something-or-other which are
>> > all
>> > described as dummy packages.
>> > Is Debian not the best system to play around with Haskell?
>> > I gather gentoo is where the most haskell development happens...
>> I used to do Haskell development on Ubuntu - I would install the base
>> libraries from apt, and then use 'cabal' user installs to do the rest.
>> These days I work on a Mac, where I start with the Haskell Platform
>> There's an active Debian+Haskell group; I don't know much about gentoo
>> (maybe they don't advertise as much).
>> Sorry I couldn't be of much help with the odd error.
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