[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell Platform on Ubuntu

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Wed Jul 8 16:26:53 EDT 2009

> 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.
> The reason I am pursuing the Debian way is because I find the second
> option far more useful.

And distro packages are much easier for new users (who can later
graduate to the cabal-install cabal).

-- Don

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