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

David Leimbach leimy2k at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 18:23:44 EDT 2009

Arch is really small.  I run it in VMs because it gives me what I need (the
ability to compile linux Haskell binaries), plus our very own Don Stewart
(hope he doesn't mind if I claim him...) does a lot of Arch stuff making the
GHC experience awfully nice :-)

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>wrote:

> I've decided to shop around for other options when it comes to a Debian
> distro to put on my Eee PC 900.  Since it has no HDD I want something
> that isn't too bloated (some is all right) and ideally leaves up to me
> what to install and what not to.  At the same time I'd like to have
> up-to-date Haskell packages in the native packaging system available
> (sure, cabal-install is all right for the odd package, but I'd rather
> use the native packaging system).
> Debian Sid would be a contender, though (no offence, I know they work
> hard) it's often slow in providing the latest versions of packages.
> Arch Linux is very up-to-date, but I'm not convinced it's a distro
> suitable for an Eee without HDD (I'm prepared to be proven wrong though).
> Is there something else out there I should be looking at?
> /M
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