[Haskell] Haskell Platform 2014.2.0.0 Release Candidate 3

Mark Lentczner mark.lentczner at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 20:48:05 UTC 2014

Small update to the Haskell Platfrom 2014.2.0.0 release:

We have new Release Candidate 3 versions of the source tarball... and a new
generic-linux bindist of the platform!

   - source tarball: haskell-platform-2014.2.0.0-srcdist-RC3.tar.gz
   - generic linux:

*Windows and OS X users: There are no RC3 versions - as the RC2 versions
seem to be holding up fine!*


   - hptool (and hence ./platform.sh script) take a new --prefix parameter
   that is used for generic (non-OS X, non-Windows) builds: It sets the root
   under which haskell installations are located. Defaults to
   /usr/local/haskell. Everything will be placed in a directory named
   ghc-7.8.3-<arch> under this prefix.
   - activate-hs script for default Posix-like builds
   - small fixes to allow bootstrapping the platform with GHC 7.4
   - README and LICENSE updated

*Source Tarball*

   - all missing pieces now present
   - build platfrom from source tarball verified

*Generic Linux Binary Dist*

   - Built from the GHC's generic Linux bindist for Deb 7 style systems
   - Complete tarball: this is all you need to install Haskell on a
   compatible system
   - Built on Ubuntu 12.04LTS
   - Tested on Ubuntu 14
   - my system needed a symlink from libgmp.so to libgmp.so.10 - this seems
   to be an issue with the GHC bindist built components

To install this:

cd /

sudo tar xvf ~/haskell-platform-2014.2.0.0-unknown-linux-x86_64-RC3.tar.gz

sudo /usr/local/haskell/ghc-7.8.3-x8_64/bin/activate-hs

This will finish the package registration, and install symlinks from
/usr/local/bin for all the standard haskell command line tools.

— Mark

*shasum -a 256:*
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