[Haskell-cafe] Deploy Haskell application

Tom Nielsen tanielsen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 10:47:41 UTC 2014

We package up the executables and other files into a Debain .deb package
using fpm after running cabal. Here is an example Makefile which runs
cabal, creates the debian package and adds it to our apt server:


This is run by our CI server after every commit to GitHub.


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 11:33 AM, Vo Minh Thu <noteed at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> These days, an increasingly popular solution to package an application
> with its dependencies is to use Docker. You can build the Docker image
> locally and push it to a Docker registry and retrieve it on your
> remote machine, or you can dump it as a tarball and load it on your
> remote machine.
> You have different ways to create the Docker image, one of which would
> be similar to pushing your Haskell binary to your remote machine. That
> way is simply to compile your exectuable locally, and copy it to the
> remote machine with is assets if any (you might even move it to a
> .cabal directory as if it was installed through `cabal install`). By
> default your executable will be statically linked, except for libgmp
> that you have to install on the remote machine.
> I recommand you look into Docker. You will be able to e-use its
> knowledge to package increasingly complex applications (that might
> have more numerous dependencies that you wouldn't have to manage on
> the host).
> HTH,
> Thu
> 2014-06-11 12:24 GMT+02:00 Corentin Dupont <corentin.dupont at gmail.com>:
> > Hi guys!
> > Is there a procedure to deploy a Haskell application?
> > I have an Amazon EC2 micro instance to run my application, but it's way
> too
> > small to compile it using cabal (compilation takes half a day rouhgly),
> so I
> > compile it on my computer.
> > Is there a convenient way to bundle the executable with the resources and
> > ship it to the server?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Corentin
> >
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