[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell Platform on Ubuntu

Matthias Görgens matthias.goergens at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 8 07:27:31 EDT 2009

> One problem I see is the binary-only distribution of packages. This makes
> cabal-install incompatible with most distributions except, maybe, gentoo.
> The automation process would have to run through hackageDB tracking
> dependencies and compiling each needed library. Pretty hard stuff...

Yes.  The sanest approach for any distribution would seem to install
are bare bones ghc + cabal (cabal install) and let the cabal package
system do the hard work directly.


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