GHC with cabal-install

Jack Hill jackhill at
Thu Feb 26 12:54:04 UTC 2015

On Thu, 26 Feb 2015, Kazu Yamamoto (山本和彦) wrote:

> Hello,
> To my experience, it is easy to install GHC to Linux such as
> CentOS. But it is hard to install cabal-install after that.
> Are there any reasons to not include cabal-install in GHC binary
> packages?
> GHC provides Cabal library. Why not cabal-install?
> --Kazu


I can't provide any guidance on what GHC might do, but I can from what 
other distributions have done. On both my Debian and Gentoo systems, there 
is a cabal-install package that is as easy to install as ghc. Perhaps 
CentOS could provide a similar package. I see that Fedora has a 
cabal-install package as well. Perhaps that could be added to epel or you 
could build it yourself for CentOS.


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