[Haskell-cafe] best Linux for GHC?

Murray Gross mgross21 at verizon.net
Mon Nov 13 21:57:54 EST 2006

>> 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
> distributions.
> 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.
Please note: Debian does support RPM, either as RPM's, or by conversion 
(through the "alien" utility) to DEB's. My experience with such mixing is 
that it usually goes fine without any problems, although now and again, a 
bit of tinkering is necessary.

Murray Gross

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