[Haskell-cafe] downloading GHC

Brandon S Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sat Oct 16 13:35:19 EDT 2010

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On 10/16/10 12:07 , Ketil Malde wrote:
> Brandon S Allbery KF8NH <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> writes:
>>> Linux users don't have easy binary installers, usually. What can we do
>>> about this bootstrapping problem?
>> I thought the answer to that was supposed to be "bug your distribution to
>> package the Platform".
> In my case, it's more like bug the IT department to get with the times
> and drop distributions like RHEL and CentOS.  And I do try, but to my
> perpetual chagrin, I'm not always as high on their priority list as I
> might wish...

There is that, isn't there?  And, as one of aforementioned IT department
folks (admittedly in a different context) it's not always as high on our
priority lists as we might wish, and — worse — we may have our hands tied by
someone even higher in the food chain.

(I'm going to have to drop gtk2hs here because recent versions are
incompatible with the glib (gtk+, oddly, is fine) we have installed on about
a third of the machines in the department, and we're *already* failing to
get those upgraded to something halfway modern....)

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system administrator  [openafs,heimdal,too many hats]  allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university      KF8NH
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