[Haskell-cafe] No upgrade of GHC version in Ubuntu repository

Vlatko Basic vlatko.basic at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 13:56:05 UTC 2013

Hi Simon,

Thanks for that.
I already have it on the list, and this one:
with many packages already precompiled.
(if someone doesn't want cabal)



-------- Original Message  --------
Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] No upgrade of GHC version in Ubuntu repository
From: Simon Hengel <sol at typeful.net>
To: Vlatko Basic <vlatko.basic at gmail.com>
Cc: Lizanets Danylo <iamweasel at ukr.net>, haskell-cafe at haskell.org
Date: 14.10.2013 15:33

> Hi,
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 01:28:17PM +0200, Vlatko Basic wrote:
>> I have 7.6.3 already, but I was wondering why the repository packages are not
>> maintained.
>> 12.04 is an LTS for 5 years, so I suppose many would stick to it for a longer
>> time.
> I added PPAs for GHC 7.6.3 recently.  Feel free to use:
>      sudo apt-get --purge remove ghc
>      sudo apt-get --purge remove cabal-install
>      sudo apt-add-repository ppa:typeful/ghc-7.6.3
>      sudo apt-add-repository ppa:typeful/cabal-install
>      sudo apt-get update
>      sudo apt-get install ghc cabal-install
> This assumes that you only want to install GHC and cabal-install with
> apt and everything else from Hackage.
> Cheers,
> Simon

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