[Haskell-cafe] How to thoroughly clean up Haskell stuff on linux

Lihn, Steve horng_twu_lihn at merck.com
Fri Oct 26 10:26:43 EDT 2007

Although there are ghc rpms
(http://www.haskell.org/ghc/dist/6.6.1/rpm/), it can not be installed as
non-root user. The rpm lock and rpm db issue makes it a "complicated and
pathological" case -- see thread here
> . I don't know if the rpm can be packaged differently as your link
suggests to avoid these issues.
I would suggest making a note on the GHC download page for non-root user
not to try the rpm, it is a waste of time. The tar.bz2 file works fine.
Just be careful when dealing with Lambdabot (and GOA). BTW, the 661 rpm
depends on gmp-devel and readline, which further complicated the case
for non-root user.


From: Thomas Hartman [mailto:thomas.hartman at db.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 10:04 AM
To: Lihn, Steve
Cc: Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH; Haskell-Cafe Haskell-Cafe; Stefan O'Rear
Subject: RE: [Haskell-cafe] How to thoroughly clean up Haskell stuff on

>Indeed, I don't want to waste time but have no choice (rpm needs root),

not sure if this'll help (never tried it myself) but this claims there's
a non-root way to use rpm 


cheers, t. 

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