target audience for the binary distribution

davean davean at
Sat Feb 8 18:43:01 UTC 2014

As a Debian user, I always do a home directory install. I also am root.

On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 1:33 PM, harry <voldermort at> wrote:

> I'm unable to install the binary distribution of 7.8.1 on RHEL because it
> requires and GLIBC_2.15, which are much greater than the
> version available on Red Hat. (I'm on a shared system without root access,
> so upgrading libc is out of the question, even if it could be done.) If
> this
> is what most users would like, I certainly don't want to be the Luddite
> trying to hold them back.
> Who actually are "most users" for the bindist? Debian & derivatives have
> the
> latest GHC in the package repository, so it's presumably Red Hat & Co, and
> people without root. If the bindist is only relevant to rootless users on a
> modern Debian derived distro, is it targeting the right audience?
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