[Haskell-beginners] Haskell platform confusing to me

Manfred Lotz manfred.lotz at arcor.de
Tue Jan 3 20:39:43 CET 2012

On Tue, 3 Jan 2012 14:24:18 -0500
Alec Story <avs38 at cornell.edu> wrote:

> 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.

Let's say I'd like to have a ghc 7.0x on Ubuntu Lucid. It seems that
Lucid has ghc6 by default. 

> 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.

You mean I would need to backport the ghc for Lucid if I like to have a
ghc 7.0x with Lucid?


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