Haskell platform?

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Sat Apr 18 04:00:01 EDT 2009

On Fri, 2009-04-17 at 14:04 -0700, Clifford Beshers wrote:
> Oh, duh, there's a cabal package for it.  That should make it trivial,
> once cabal-debian is up to snuff.  I ran it (cabal-debian) and it
> failed because we don't have all the opengl packages set up right,
> there were some version problems which I suspect is the result of
> recent work, and there was a build error because of missing haddock
> files, but all in all those look pretty easy to clean up.

The one thing to watch out for is that the haskell-platform.cabal
meta-package doesn't mention the programs that are part of the platform,
ie alex, happy, haddock and cabal-install.

The definitive list is currently here:
in the column for 2009.0.0

We'll move that list to a page on it's own along with some guidance for


> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
>         We're active on this at the Hackathon, too, for generic unix.
>         You'll likely want to ensure you can create a meta-debian
>         package from
>          http://code.haskell.org/haskell-platform/haskell-platform.cabal
>         magnus:
>         > Is someone working on putting together a meta package to
>         make it easy to
>         > install the Haskell platform[1] once it's been defined?
>         >
>         > /M
>         >
>         > [1]: http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell_Platform

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