[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell Platform on Ubuntu

david48 dav.vire+haskell at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 07:32:13 EDT 2009

2009/7/8 Matthias Görgens <matthias.goergens at googlemail.com>:
>> 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.

That wouldn't work, as cabal dependancies don't allow downloading the
appropriate C libraries from the distribution repositories when

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