[Haskell-cafe] downloading GHC

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Fri Oct 15 11:26:24 EDT 2010

> I needed GHC on a new machine, and went to download a binary tarball.
> First, I go to http://haskell.org/ghc/download_ghc_6_12_3.html,
> which kindly suggests to get the Haskell Platform instead.  
> Then, at http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/linux.html, I'm told that I
> first need GHC, and pointed back to the GHC download page.
> I'll manage, of course - but I think this is a bit more confusing than
> it need be.

Linux users don't have easy binary installers, usually. What can we do
about this bootstrapping problem?

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