[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Platform on Ubuntu

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+hs at mega-nerd.com
Mon Jul 6 18:23:57 EDT 2009

Rafael Gustavo da Cunha Pereira Pinto wrote:

> Is there anyone working on a Haskell Platform package for Ubuntu?

For Haskell on Ubuntu, the vast majority of all the work is done
by the Debian Haskell maintainers. Ubuntu simply takes that work
and rolls packages for Ubuntu.

> GHC in Ubuntu is a pain!

The same is also currently true for GHC on Debian stable and
testing. Debian unstable is also a bit broken.

However, if you know a bit about build Debian packages the Debian
way then it is possible to use the Debian unstable sources on
Ubuntu 8.04 and later. I've been meaning to blog this for some
time :-).

Erik de Castro Lopo

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