[Haskell-cafe] GHC 7, Platform 2011.2 vs OS X 10.5, Ubuntu 11.04

Anthony Cowley acowley at seas.upenn.edu
Mon May 23 14:29:54 CEST 2011

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 8:16 AM, Jacek Generowicz
<jacek.generowicz at cern.ch> wrote:
> On 2011 May 23, at 13:45, Anthony Cowley wrote:
>> As for the platform, if it is giving you trouble, don't shy away from
>> just using GHC and cabal as normal! After you've cabal installed a few
>> big packages, you will find that you've acquired many of the most
>> popular packages.
> If by "cabal install" you mean use the command "cabal" ... yeah, that would
> be great, if only I could install cabal-install, which fails. Or do you mean
> "manual install" of Cabal packages? Either way, I'm not making much
> progress.

What I do is get GHC installed, then download the cabal-install
package from hackage and use the bootstrap.sh installer it comes with.
Then you can use the cabal executable to install packages as you go.


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