[Haskell-beginners] How to install new GHC ?
agander at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 14:04:36 UTC 2017
in the stack.yaml of my project which picks up the right version.
This didnt work prior to my current stack version 1.6.1
On 12 December 2017 at 14:38, Baa <aquagnu at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1. GHC 8.2.2 is here:
> 2. done
> 3. yes, it's 8.2.2
> 4. `cabal new-build` said to me call `cabal update`, I done it, then run
> it again and got:
> $ cabal new-build
> Resolving dependencies...
> cabal: Could not resolve dependencies:
> trying: XXX-0.5.0.0 (user goal)
> next goal: YYY-utils (dependency of XXX-0.5.0.0)
> Dependency tree exhaustively searched.
> > On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 02:53:47PM +0200, Baa wrote:
> > > @Francesco: unfortunately nightly misses some package. So, I tried:
> > >
> > > $ stack --resolver=ghc-8.2.2 setup --reinstall
> > > Preparing to install GHC (tinfo6) to an isolated location. This
> > > will not interfere with any system-level installation. Already
> > > downloaded. Installed GHC.
> > >
> > > stack will use a sandboxed GHC it installed
> > > For more information on paths, see 'stack path' and 'stack exec
> > > env' To use this GHC and packages outside of a project, consider
> > > using: stack ghc, stack ghci, stack runghc, or stack exec
> > >
> > > So seems that 8.2.2 was installed, right? But how to build the
> > > project with new GHC now? I never used cabal before, `stack ghci`
> > > still runs 8.0.2 instead of 8.2.2. Installed GHC 8.2.2 does not
> > > correspond to .yaml file LTS - maybe this is a reason why old 8.0.2
> > > is stil used...
> > >
> > > When I try cabal build/new-build/repl I get:
> > >
> > > cabal: The program 'ghc' version >=6.4 is required but it could
> > > not be found.
> > >
> > > So, cabal does not know about installed GHC versions (at least
> > > 8.0.2, used by stack). I tried --require-sandbox but without
> > > success.
> > Hey Paul,
> > four-step plan:
> > 1. check where stack installed ghc, it should be something like:
> > ~/.stack/programs/x86_32-linux/ghc-nopie-8.2.1/lib/ghc-8.2.1/bin
> > 2. add these two lines to your `~/.bashrc`:
> > export PATH=~/.cabal/bin:$PATH # path to stuff built with cabal
> > export PATH=~/the.stackpathabove:$PATH # path to ghc
> > 3. check the right ghc version has been selected:
> > ghc -v
> > # should be 8.2.2
> > 4. cd into your project and `cabal new-build` and then open a repl on
> > it with `cabal new-repl`.
> > Let us know if this works!
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