ANNOUNCE: GHC 6.12.1 Release Candidate 1

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Mon Oct 12 18:16:23 EDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-10-12 at 16:04 -0400, Brent Yorgey wrote:
> What's the canonical way to install a version of ghc but not have it
> be the default?  i.e., I'd like to try testing this release candidate
> but I want to have to call it explicitly; I want 'ghc', 'ghc-pkg'
> etc. to still be aliases to ghc-6.10.4, instead of being overwritten
> by the 6.12.1 install.

What I do is keep my default as /usr/bin/ghc, then when I install
testing versions I just rm the unversioned ghc scripts that get
installed in /usr/local/bin/ (because /usr/local/bin appears on my $PATH


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