GHC with cabal-install

Jack Hill jackhill at
Fri Feb 27 01:29:25 UTC 2015

On Fri, 27 Feb 2015, Kazu Yamamoto (山本和彦) wrote:

> Hi Jack,
>> 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.
> In my CentOS 7:
> % yum search cabal
> No matches found
> % yum provides cabal
> No matches found
> Anyway, I would like to know reasons why the GHC binary package does
> not provide the cabal command.

Ah, yes, I have no idea. This may help people get off the ground quicker. 
Would the Haskell Platform get you what you need?

You also may be interested in checking out EPEL (Fedora packages built for 
the Enterprise Linux family), which is where I got my Haskell (an other 
missing packages) from.

It is too bad that the Haskell Platform wasn't popular enough to make it 
into the base OS.


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