[Haskell-cafe] high probability of installation problems and quality of the glorious implementation

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+hs at mega-nerd.com
Sun Apr 5 19:13:48 EDT 2009

FFT wrote:

> I'm still learning Haskell and also evaluating whether I want to use
> the language in my work.

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> For example, I tried installing GHC-6.10.2 on my Ubuntu 8.04 machine
> (probably the most mainstream Linux these days).

I'm on Ubuntu 8.10 and soon to move to 9.04 and I agree that the
standard 6.8.2 compiler on Debian/Ubuntu is a PITA.

I haven't tried 6.10.2 yet, but the way I installed 6.10.1 and a bunch
of other packages was by installing them from the Debian unstable
source packages.

Erik de Castro Lopo

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