[Haskell-cafe] OT: Good Linux distro for netbook + Haskell?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Fri Apr 24 17:00:56 EDT 2009

Adam Turoff wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
>> Interesting, but how is it when it comes to availability of up-to-date
>> Haskell packages?  If it's based on Ubuntu 8.10 then I'd expect out of
>> date GHC and a need to use cabal-install extensively.
> Well, my machine just died and I'm waiting for an RMA, so I can't give
> you specifics.
> apt-get install ghc installed 6.8.2, which I was using to build 6.10.2
> and then cabal-install.  I figured that it was easier to manage the
> haskelly bits myself and let eeebuntu/apt figure everything else out.

Yes, that's what I expected.  Well, getting a nice Linux base system is
important and maybe maintaining the Haskell platform manually might not
be too much work.  I'd still like to avoid it if possible, so I'm open
for suggestions :-)


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