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

Jacek Generowicz jacek.generowicz at cern.ch
Mon May 23 14:36:49 CEST 2011

On 2011 May 23, at 14:29, Anthony Cowley wrote:

> 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.

Been there, done that, got the crashes :-(

I've had the pleasure of watching the bootstrap.sh crash a number of  
times now.

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