new debian packages and archive: haskell experimental

Isaac Jones
Tue, 15 Jul 2003 17:46:57 -0400


I've set up a Debian archive (apt source) for experimental Haskell
packages and backports.  For instance, in the "unstable" section, you
might find bleeding edge packages which will eventually be uploaded to
Debian if they work (like the arrow preprocessor).  In the "stable"
section, you'll find ghc6 and newer versions of ghc5 than what you'll
find in the official Debian archives (thank Ian Lynagh for the ghc

See the last section of the Debian Haskell User's Wiki Page for more
info including information about how you can contribute packages:

People using Debian Stable (woody) can install ghc6 by adding this
line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb stable/

then run "apt-get update && apt-get install ghc6"

(perhaps these instructions can be included on ghc6's web page?)

If you're running anything besides stable, you know what to do :)