[Haskell-beginners] Haskell platform confusing to me

Alec Story avs38 at cornell.edu
Tue Jan 3 20:24:18 CET 2012

I think this will depend a lot on what you mean by "newest."  If you really
want an up-to-the-minute system, you'll of course have to compile it from
yourself, out of the version control system.  You might be able to install
the build dependencies easily using apt-get build-deps.

Of course, if you're happy with the debs in the repository, you can just
install those through apt-get normally.  If you're trying to backport newer
debs to an older version of Ubuntu, that can be done, but will require some
work, and may not be very easy if the new versions have dependencies on new
versions of other packages.

On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Manfred Lotz <manfred.lotz at arcor.de> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have 2 questions regarding Haskell platform.
> 1. If I would like to install the newest Haskell platform on say Ubuntu
> Precise which is in the making I could proceed like follows:
>  - install all dep packges from
>   http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/haskell-platform
>   which means I would manually have to download all debs and install
>   them thereafter.
>   Is this true?
> 2. I have Ubuntu Lucid and like to install the newest Haskell platform.
>   Do I have to build it from source?
> I didn't find any (big picture) documentation telling me how the
> installation pathes possibly are. As can be seen I'm pretty confused
> how to proceed.
> --
> Manfred
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Alec Story
Cornell University
Biological Sciences, Computer Science 2012
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