cabal-install-1.18 on GHC-6.12

Jens Petersen juhp at
Wed Oct 30 04:14:40 UTC 2013

On 28 October 2013 18:39, Herbert Valerio Riedel <hvr at> wrote:

> Btw, are there any Linux distribution release out there which have not
> reached end-of-life and yet provide GHC 6.12.x as their default GHC?

(The EPEL 5 repo for RHEL5 and derivatives still has ghc-6.12.3
but RHEL5 is also getting old...:
I guess Debian squeeze (oldstable) also has it... shrug)

> Or put differently, how many active GHC <=6.12.x users are there, which
> haven't upgraded GHC but still want to upgrade Cabal & cabal-install?

Yeah that is probably the right question...
My guess would be a small fraction.
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