wish for more-usable bindist
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
> 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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