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Haskell support on various Linux distributions. How to find Haskell applications and tools, contribute new packages, and get help for your distribution.

See also BSD, Windows and Mac OSX.

Mostly distributions should provide:

  • GHC
  • Core libraries
  • Core development tools
  • Cabal and cabal-install

Optionally they provide parts of the emerging Haskell Platform.

Arch Haskell

Main Arch Haskell site

Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Gnu/Linux provides a good toolchain for Haskell development


About and main page

  • Libraries:
  • Applications:
  • Mailing list:
  • IRC channel: The #fedora-haskell IRC channel.



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:

This repository works with slapt-get and swaret.

The SlackBuild scripts can be found at the following address:

The scripts can be retrieved via darcs:

 darcs get




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).