Haskell support on various Linux distributions. How to find Haskell applications and tools, contribute new packages, and get help for your distribution.
For most cases, the Haskell Platform is the preferred download.
Mostly distributions should provide:
- Core libraries
- Core development tools
- Cabal and cabal-install
|Wiki||Arch Haskell Wiki|
|Blog||Arch Haskell Blog|
|IRC||#arch-haskell @ freenode.org|
|Applications||Haskell applications provided on Arch Linux|
|Libraries||Haskell libraries on Arch 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: #debian-haskell @ irc.debian.org
- Making new packages: .deb from .cabal is a fairly easy process.
- Applications/Libraries: Closed package reviews CC'd to fedora-haskell-list
- Mailing list: fedora-haskell-list
- IRC channel: The #fedora-haskell IRC channel on Freenode
|IRC||#gentoo-haskell @ freenode.org|
|Applications||Haskell applications and libraries provided on Gentoo Linux|
NixOS is a Linux distribution with a unique approach to package and configuration management. Built on top of the Nix package manager, it is completely declarative, makes upgrading systems reliable, and has many other advantages. Nix package manager distributes build instructions for all Haskell packages registered on Hackage.
|IRC||#nixos @ freenode.org|
|Documentation||User’s Guide to the Haskell Infrastructure, Documentation for the Haskell Infrastructure, Nix and Haskell in production|
|Tools||cabal2nix, stack2nix, haskell.nix|
Slackware does not have official Haskell support.
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). (See also How to install Haskell Platform for Ubuntu 13.04?)
RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux 5 and 6 and Fedora 16 and 17
Downloads for these distributions can be found at JustHub