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$ apt-get install libghc6-xmonad-contrib-dev # for all of xmonad core and xmonad-contrib
 
or else:
 
$ apt-get install libghc6-xmonad-dev # for just xmonad core
 
or else:
 
 
$ apt-get install xmonad # for just the xmonad binary, without the ability to configure
 
$ apt-get install xmonad # for just the xmonad binary, without the ability to configure
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In addition to that, if you want to write a configuration file, you should get one of these:
 
$ apt-get install libghc6-xmonad-contrib-dev # for all of xmonad core and xmonad-contrib (depends on the following pkg)
 
$ apt-get install libghc6-xmonad-dev # for just xmonad core
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There are also -doc and -prof suffixes for various packages. I'm not sure what they contain.
   
 
Note: On Hardy Heron and earlier, the libghc6-x11-dev package was compiled without Xinerama support. This means that if you want multi-monitor support, you will either need to upgrade to Intrepid Ibez or install xmonad (and the Haskell X11 library on which it depends) through one of the [[#Generic]] options.
 
Note: On Hardy Heron and earlier, the libghc6-x11-dev package was compiled without Xinerama support. This means that if you want multi-monitor support, you will either need to upgrade to Intrepid Ibez or install xmonad (and the Haskell X11 library on which it depends) through one of the [[#Generic]] options.

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After installing, you'll have an xmonad binary on your system. From there, you'll need to wire xmonad up to your login manager.

Linux

Arch

 $ pacman -S xmonad-contrib # for the xmonad core and contrib packages

or else:

 $ pacman -S xmonad         # for just the xmonad core package

See xmonad on ArchWiki for more info.

Debian

Fedora

Gentoo

 $ emerge xmonad-contrib 
 # the contrib package depends on xmonad so it gets also installed
 if you only want to install xmonad without contrib you could use:
 $ emerge xmonad

Gobo

NixOS

Slackware

Source Mage

Ubuntu

 $ apt-get install xmonad                     # for just the xmonad binary, without the ability to configure

In addition to that, if you want to write a configuration file, you should get one of these:

 $ apt-get install libghc6-xmonad-contrib-dev # for all of xmonad core and xmonad-contrib (depends on the following pkg)
 $ apt-get install libghc6-xmonad-dev         # for just xmonad core

There are also -doc and -prof suffixes for various packages. I'm not sure what they contain.

Note: On Hardy Heron and earlier, the libghc6-x11-dev package was compiled without Xinerama support. This means that if you want multi-monitor support, you will either need to upgrade to Intrepid Ibez or install xmonad (and the Haskell X11 library on which it depends) through one of the #Generic options.

BSD

FreeBSD

NetBSD

OpenBSD

xmonad is in the ports tree. To install it,

 sudo pkg_add xmonad

Mac OS X

Install ghc using MacPorts:

 $ port install ghc

And then follow one of the #Generic instructions.

See more at Xmonad/Using xmonad on Apple OSX.

Generic

From tarball

From Hackage

xmonad can be installed from source on any system with an up-to-date Haskell toolchain:

 $ cabal install xmonad