[Haskell-cafe] Really impossible to reinstall `base' using cabal?

Daniel Fischer daniel.is.fischer at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 26 23:26:00 CEST 2011

On Wednesday 26 October 2011, 22:58:46, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Hi,
> Am Mittwoch, den 26.10.2011, 13:10 +1100 schrieb Ivan Lazar Miljenovic:
> > > How did you get your ghc?
> > > If from your distro's package manager, you should be able to get the
> > > dyn- libs from that too.
> > 
> > Unless you distro hasn't built GHC with dynamic library support.
> Debian (and in extension, Ubuntu) builds a ghc-dynamic package
> (http://packages.debian.org/sid/ghc-dynamic) on i386 and amd64, but does
> not build -dyn variants of the packaged libraries. So you base and
> everything that comes with ghc is covered, everything else (including
> stuff like mtl) is not.

But everything that doesn't come with ghc *can* be reinstalled (though one 
has to be careful, and it may be inconvenient), so you provide a good 
starting point.

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