[Haskell-cafe] Cannot install the Haskell Platform on GNU/Linux (possible Cabal issue)

egarrulo egarrulo at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 21:33:03 UTC 2014

On 14/08/14 21:35, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> You need to install a base ghc from haskell.org/ghc
> <http://haskell.org/ghc>, minus the Platform. HsColour from the old
> installation can be used as is, since it is a program and not (used as)
> a library here. Cabal refers to the Cabal library, which is part of ghc,
> *not* cabal-install which is the "cabal" command and which is part of
> the Platform. (The library predates cabal-install by the better part of
> a decade, hence the unfortunate naming.)

But `platform.sh' needs the `cabal' command:

   $ ./platform.sh \
   >    --prefix=/opt/haskell-platform/haskell-platform-2014.2.0.0 \
   >    ../ghc-7.8.3/ghc-7.8.3-i386-unknown-linux.tar.bz2
   ./platform.sh: 24: cabal: not found
   *** Building hptool
   ./platform.sh: 29: cabal: not found


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