[Haskell-cafe] RFC: removing “alternative installation methods” from haskell.org (or finding them owners)

Gleb Popov arrowd at freebsd.org
Sat Apr 2 20:19:01 UTC 2022

On Sat, Apr 2, 2022 at 9:51 PM Tom Ellis <
tom-lists-haskell-cafe-2017 at jaguarpaw.co.uk> wrote:

> The Haskell.org committee is considering removing the "alternative
> installation options" section from the [downloads page of
> haskell.org](https://www.haskell.org/downloads/) and we seek the
> opinion of the community. If you would like to share your opinion we
> prefer that you do so [on the haskell.org issue
> tracker](https://github.com/haskell-infra/www.haskell.org/issues/170),
> but failing that, in this email thread is fine too.
> ### Background
> The [downloads page of
> haskell.org](https://www.haskell.org/downloads/) suggests using ghcup
> and stack to obtain a toolchain. These two tools are widely used in
> the community, actively maintained and kept up-to-date. The page also
> provides a number of "alternative installation options" (see below, or
> on the page itself, for the list).

Huh, why does this page say

> To install stack, follow the instructions here (N.B. stack does not
support FreeBSD)


Stack works on FreeBSD just fine for a long time.
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