[Haskell-cafe] getting set up in ubuntu
ketil at malde.org
Thu Jun 5 03:47:38 EDT 2008
"Martin DeMello" <martindemello at gmail.com> writes:
> Any Ubuntu people care to share their experiences?
Ask, and ye shall receive..at least some kind of answer.
> I'm especially looking for guidelines on what to install via apt-get
> and what to install independently.
I'd get as much as possible via apt-get, and only install manually
when that fails.
Libraries - which is probably what you will need most often, have
names that start with 'libghc6'. For the whole list:
apt-cache search libghc6
To see what the package is about, use e.g.:
apt-cache show libghc6-quickcheck-dev
There are (usually?) three packages for each library, -dev, -doc, and
-prof. Unless you have very little diskspace or a thin network
connection, get them all, e.g:
sudo apt-get install libghc6-quickcheck-\*
You are then set up to unit-test your code.
> Also, while I'm making Major Life Changes I might as well check out
> xmonad :) If anyone has made the switch from fluxbox, do share how it
You're basically leaving it all (window management, icons, trays,
whatever) behind, so it doesn't matter much what you switch from.
sudo apt-get install xmonad
If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants
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