[Haskell-cafe] Haskell on RedHat?

Mario Blažević mblazevic at stilo.com
Thu Mar 5 21:41:18 UTC 2015

On 15-03-05 03:47 PM, Tim Docker wrote:
> Which version of RHEL are you wanting to use?

RHEL 6 now, RHEL7 in foreseeable future.

> Some years ago, I wrote this post about getting ghc up and running on RHEL5:
> https://twdkz.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/installing-ghc-7-0-3-and-the-haskell-platform-on-rhel-5-6/
> It was tedious. I expect that the process is unchanged: you need to find
> the most pre-built ghc binary that will work on your machine, then
> bootstrap up to the ghc version that you need, compiling every second
> ghc major release.

	Not to belittle your contribution, but I'm surprised if this is the 
state of the art. I thought Linux was the best-supported Haskell 
platform, and RedHat is the dominant Haskell distribution in the 
industry. On what platforms do the commercial Haskell shops deploy their 
solutions? Don't tell me it's NixOS or Arch Linux.

	Anyway, it appears that for now we'll probably deploy only GHC-built 
executables on RedHat, and forgo installing GHC itself. Thank you for 
your information.

> On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 8:01 AM, Mario Blažević <mblazevic at stilo.com
> <mailto:mblazevic at stilo.com>> wrote:
>     What is the recommended route for installing a recent GHC on RedHat
>     Enterprise Linux? All I could find on the official haskell.org
>     <http://haskell.org> Web pages is a GHC 7.8.4 repository for Fedora 21.
>     Also, are there any potential difficulties with deploying a Haskell
>     executable compiled on an Ubuntu system to RedHat EL, or vice versa?
>     Thank you.
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Mario Blazevic
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Stilo International

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