Upgrading the Platform

Mikhail Glushenkov the.dead.shall.rise at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 06:58:50 GMT 2011


On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 6:27 AM, Lyle Kopnicky <lists at qseep.net> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Thanks for putting together the Haskell Platform. It's great to have a nice
> standard distribution.
> There's one thing I'm not clear on from the web site: how to upgrade. I
> currently have 2009.2.0.2 for Win32 installed. Do I just download and
> install the new one? Will it upgrade the old version or stand alongside it?
> Or should I uninstall the old version first? Is there a way to upgrade via a
> cabal command?

You are advised to uninstall the old version before upgrading. In
practice, having two versions installed shouldn't cause much problems,
but it's not officially supported (yet).

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