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Installing Haskell Platform on Ubuntu Lucid

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After a fairly vanilla install of Ubuntu Lucid 10.04, I wanted to install the Haskell Platform but the base Ubuntu install is missing some dependencies.

These were the packages I installed to complete the dependencies:

  • libzlib1g-dev
  • libgmp3-dev
  • freeglut3
  • freeglut3-dev
  • libglew1.5
  • libglew1.5-dev
  • libglu1-mesa
  • libglu1-mesa-dev
  • libgl1-mesa-glx
  • libgl1-mesa-dev

Rather than installing GHC from the Ubuntu repositories, I used the GHC 6.12.3 generic binary from

Afterwards, I downloaded the source for the Haskell platform (see here) and followed the instructions for installing it.