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

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 21:41:28 UTC 2014

On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 5:33 PM, egarrulo <egarrulo at gmail.com> wrote:

> $ ./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

That strikes me as slightly off, I'd expect it to install an appropriate
one from the bootstrap. If not, you'll need
and use the bootstrap install method (bootstrap.sh from the install
package). The complication here is that it might pull in dependencies that
differ from the Platform, which is why I would expect the Platform install
script to do this itself so it can manage the dependencies appropriately.

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