GHC 6.4 for a Debian distro

Jeremy Shaw at
Mon Sep 12 13:32:02 EDT 2005


Some of your problems may be related to the C++ ABI transition
currently underway in debian.

I think this affects ghc because ghc depends on libraries like libgmp
and libncurses which also ship C++ bindings.

You could try pulling ghc from here instead -- it worked for me a week
or so ago:

deb . unstable testing stable

Not sure why ghc depends on hugs, but I remember reading something
about the two being more integrated in the future... Maybe to support
things like eval ?

Jeremy Shaw.

At Sat, 10 Sep 2005 16:17:39 -0700,
Iavor Diatchki wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to install the following tools on a Debian Linux
> distribution (testing flavor):
> GHC 6.4, alex, happy, darcs
> (I use Hugs from CVS, so I don't want to install the Debian version)
> I would also like to be able to update/remove any one of these tools
> independently (I know enough about the tools to know that they do not
> need each other to work).
> Can I achieve this by using debian packages?  I can get darcs, happy,
> and alex to work, but the only GHC 6.4 package I could find (in
> unstable) conflicts with the others.  It also seems to depend on Hugs
> for some reason.  I was able to get a working GHC 6.4 by using "alien"
> on the Fedora RPMs, but this seems like a rather embarassing (for the
> Debian distro) solution.  Am I doing something wrong here?
> -Iavor
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