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Ticket #79 (closed defect: fixed)
Not clear how to install on ubuntu from http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/
|Reported by:||hakim.cassimally@…||Owned by:|
I'm assuming http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/ is the main landing page for the project. (If I'm wrong, please let me know where I should start and reject this ticket!)
I'm on Ubuntu, but the ubuntu bullet under "Linux" is not linked.
So I try Debian. The link there is to http://wiki.debian.org/Haskell/Platform which looks like a project plan. I'm not clear how to install from there.
I consider the source option: however the tarball notes say "Note: the source tarball requires that you already have ghc-6.10.3 (or 6.10.4) installed." This is no good, as the Ubuntu Jaunty repos only have ghc-6.8...
I believe I can (somehow - not quite clear on details) track down and install ghc 6.10.4 from the debian repos, after which I can then use the source installer to get the platform stuff. But I thought I'd let you know, as this experience so far isn't "batteries included" ;-)