Haskell support on various Linux distributions. How to find Haskell applications and tools, contribute new packages, and get help for your distribution.
Mostly distributions should provide:
- Core libraries
- Core development tools
- Cabal and cabal-install
Optionally they provide parts of the emerging Haskell Platform.
1 Arch Haskell
- Arch Haskell Blog
- IRC channel #arch-haskell @ freenode.org
- Applications: Haskell applications provided on Arch Linux
- Libraries: Haskell libraries on Arch Linux
- Tools: cabal2arch
2 Debian GNU/Linux
Debian Gnu/Linux provides a good toolchain for Haskell development
- Libraries: The most important packages are available in the stable, testing and unstable trees.
- Mailing list: debian-haskell
- IRC channel:
- Making new packages: .deb from .cabal is a fairly easy process.
About and main page
- Mailing list:
- IRC channel: The #fedora-haskell IRC channel.
5 Slackware Linux
The official Slackware Linux does not support Haskell at all. No packages are provided.
An unofficial Slackware repository for Haskell tools, library and programs can be found at this address:
The SlackBuild scripts can be found at the following address:
The scripts can be retrieved via darcs:
darcs get http://gorgias.mine.nu/repos/slackBuild/
This is pretty much the same as Debian, providing you add the 'universe' and/or 'multiverse' repositories, which import Debian packages and recompile them to match Ubuntu dependencies. The exact versions of packages may be different from Debian, but they tend to be ahead of Debian stable (sometimes by a long way).