[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell Platform on Ubuntu

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Wed Jul 8 10:22:01 EDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 12:47 PM, Erik de Castro
Lopo<mle+hs at mega-nerd.com> wrote:
> Matthias Görgens wrote:
>> 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.
> Cabal works really well for a single developer on a single machine.
> Debian packages work really well where there are multiple developers
> on multiple machines and auto-build bots where you want all of these
> to be using the exact same binary package.

It also works really well for _users_ of applications written in
Haskell.  The introduction of dynamic linking will mean that those
applications need the pre-built libraries they depend on.


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