Thanks to Kevin Glynn, who provided a Debian potato machine
for the GHC builds, there are now versions of GHC and Happy for
For convenient downloading, use APT (sources.list), or
go by FTP.
In any case, watch your APT entries, whether they still
point to the right archive!
Sorry for not keeping this website up-to-date. I nevertheless
built GHC packages, though...
Much stuff has changed, for example GHC/happy/c2hs etc. are
now officially part of Debian, you can get them
from there. They're currently in the unstable
distribution. The full
announcement is in the
archive of the GHC Users mailing-list
Another bug-fix (binary-only) release of GHC (4.08.1-3) for Debian available... It
fixes a signal handling problem.
(1.00) available for Debian... Have fun...
Also, there are packages for Hmake, Hat (aka Rtb) and HOOD
For convenient downloading, use APT (sources.list)
GHC (4.08.1-2) for Debian available... This one is a
binary only rebuild that fixes the "file growing" problem...
Actually, it seems as if the webpage redesign does take some
GHC (4.08.1) for testing available... It's currently
APT-able only, because I'll redo this web-page in
very near future...
New version of c2hs for Debian
ready. Two small fixes and recompiled with ghc-4.08. Have fun...
GHC (4.08.0) and Happy (1.7) for Debian ready.
Finally, a new GHC version (4.07.20000504) for Debian is
available. There were some building problems in the last few weeks,
but they're resolved now. The current version is a stage-2 build and
I tested heavily. It's pretty stable, AFAICT...
New version of c2hs for Debian ready.
Folks, I'm not dead or something, I was just busy. You can expect a
new GHC version RSN.
New GHC version (pre-4.07) for Debian available.
Did I mention that finally haskell.org is known to the
nameservers again? It has been working for several days
now. Thanks to the Yale DNS admins (AFAIK) for solving the
There was an error in the latest GHC-4.06 Solaris2 version,
which prevented `make in-place' installation. Fixed.
New GHC version (pre-4.06) for Solaris2 available.
For the last few days, haskell.org could not be
resolved from our name servers (although
DEPT-GW.CS.YALE.EDU still knows it). However, use http://haskell.cs.yale.edu/
instead, if you experience similar problems.
New RPM package of GHC available.
New GHC version (pre-4.06) for Debian available, new
RPM package of Happy.
Previous items: 
Here we provide some locally build GHC packages, usually the
latest CVS snapshots. We needed them anyway at our site for this
or that feature or because some bugs were fixed, so it does not
harm to make them publicly available for people, who don't want to
spend loads of CPU cycles, time, memory and harddisk space to get
a bleeding edge version of GHC... . Unfortunately, downloads from the
primary site are painfully slow sometimes (from here), in
fact, they'd be called slow, if they'd be 5 times faster than now
. So, if it makes
someone's life easier...
The packages are created automagically (i.e. without user
intervention). The responsible script performs a 2-stage build:
first, the compiler is build with a recent GHC version, then the
resulting compiler builds itself again. The result of the second
stage is packaged and downloadable from here. Although not
necessary, I regard these steps as a somewhat safer way to provide
a working GHC. If it is able to compile itself, it should
compile most other stuff, too...
The packages should contain everything (they are made with
target binary-dist, as usual), including docs, and
readline support. If there is something missing or a feature, that
is not activated, drop me a
My hugs98 package for Debian will vanish soon. There is an
official hugs package on the Debian archives, so use this
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