[Haskell-cafe] best Linux for GHC?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Mon Nov 13 08:38:27 EST 2006

On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 13:36:13 +0300, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
>Hello Ketil,
>Monday, November 13, 2006, 10:45:59 AM, you wrote:
>>>> My friend offered me 3 variants: SuSe, Fedora Core 5, free variant of
>>>> RedHat (i can't remember its name, may be Ubuntu?)
>> CentOS, perhaps?  It is usually good advice to choose whatever your 
>> friends are using,
>thanks to everyone who answered my question!
>as you say, FC and CentOS are not ideal for me. Gentoo is too good for
>me, it is for unix geeks while i just don't have resources to play one
>more Game. i think that i will install it on my next box
>of remaining, Ubuntu has widest support here while SuSe is favourite of
>my friend. one thing that i like in suse is that it uses the same RPMs
>as RedHat and RPMs is widely used for packaging software available via
>internet. Is Ubuntu supports RPMs too?

I think it's widely regarded as a Bad Idea to mix packages between

I would suggest Ubuntu (or Debian Sid if you are interested in getting
newer versions of GHC).  I think you'd find it difficult to find
software that wasn't already in Ubuntu's multiverse repository.


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