Yitzchak Gale gale at
Sat Dec 31 22:43:26 CET 2011

Serge D. Mechveliani wrote:
> I have  ghc-  made from source and tested it on the
> DoCon-2.12 application -- thanks to people for their help!
> It looks all right.
> This was -- with skipping the module Random
> Now it remains to add the Random package.
> I have taken  AC-Random Version 0.1  from hackage...
> Its installation requires Cabal..
> And Cabal is difficult to install..

Glad to hear that you are working on getting
DoCon working again in a modern Haskell
environment. I hope you will be successful.

Today, it is very unusual to use GHC by itself.
To use Haskell, you install the Haskell Platform.
That is GHC together with Cabal and a basic
set of libraries. It is very easy to install.

Almost all Haskell software is expected to
be installed using Cabal nowadays.

The random package is included with the
Haskell Platform, so that problem should
be solved too.

If you need anything else that is not included
in the Haskell Platform, you will most likely want to
install it using the command:

cabal install <package-name>

Once you get DoCon working on a recent
Haskell Platform, it would be wonderful if you
could make it available on Hackage so that
it, too, could be easily installed this way.

Since the Haskell Platform is now a separate
project from GHC and provides GHC only as
one of its many components, you will probably
get a better response to your questions on the
Haskell Cafe mailing list rather than here.


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