[Haskell-cafe] Is there a best *nix or BSD distro for Haskell
tphyahoo at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 04:40:51 EDT 2007
If you opt for ubuntu, have a look at
This little hack enabled me to do a sort of "one shot install" for all
the haskell packages available for feisty, although I was running
dapper ("long term support") ubuntu.
This meant a lot less dependency chasing when I wanted to install
something nonstandard, or with nonstandard dependencies, eg HApps.
(nota bene, I think the issue of dependency chasing should hopefully
cease to matter when the cabal developers figure out how to do that
during an install.)
2007/4/22, Ryan Dickie <goalieca at gmail.com>:
> I'm running feisty.
> ryan at 0pt1mu5:~$ ghc --version
> The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 6.6
> On 4/22/07, Dougal Stanton <ithika at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 22/04/07, Ryan Dickie <goalieca at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Many of the haskell packages including darcs, ghc, and well over 100
> > > packages (mostly libraries) are in the package manager ready to be
> > > installed.
> > The problem with Ubuntu (at least until the Feisty release a few days
> > ago?) was that GHC wasn't up-to-date by default; it came with 6.4.
> > Moving to 6.6 isn't a difficult feat (the generic binaries from the
> > GHC site seem to work fine for Edgy, if you install libreadline too)
> > but being behind that curve is noticeable. If you want to stay on the
> > cutting edge Gentoo takes a lot of the hassle out of it, since you can
> > use the repository stored on haskell.org. The downside is having to
> > keep the rest of the system updated if you've got a slow machine.
> > You pays your money, etc.
> > D.
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