wish for more-usable bindist

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 04:18:43 EST 2008

Isaac Dupree wrote:
> the i386 linux ghc bindist still uses readline 4 
> <http://haskell.org/ghc/download_ghc_682.html>, which is hard to get:
> readline 5.0 came out almost three and a half years ago 
> <ftp://ftp.cwru.edu/pub/bash/>
> And I don't want to pollute my Ubuntu system with "compatibility RPMs"; 
> in fact I intend to install the bindist as my local user so I don't 
> pollute it with extra GHCs either, except I can't.  Could there be a 
> bindist with modern readline, or perhaps is it possible to statically 
> link with readline?

The i386 machine I use here for building the bindists is running a rather 
old version of RedHat.  I do intend to upgrade it at some point, but it's 
entirely possible for someone else to build a bindist too.


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