Re: [Debian-haskell] Activity?
Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> John Goerzen wrote:
>> I'm confused. Both ByteString and Cabal have been in Debian for ages.
>> Can you be more specific about what version of Debian you're using and
>> what you're missing?
> Debian Lenny.
> The following two commands:
> apt-file search bin/cabal
> apt-file search byestring
> both return nothing.
That's because you're searching for the wrong thing in the former case.
First off, Cabal is a packaging system and library, not a command. Most
programs that use it ship a file called Setup.hs or Setup.lhs that you
compile using ghc, or run with runghc.
I had not heard of apt-file before; thanks.
dpkg -S ByteString will give you what you want. I don't know if
apt-file is trying to match the full filename, or maybe you have a very
old version of Debian.
For a more useful result, try ghc-pkg -l. You'll see Cabal and
bytestring both listed there.
> Do I need a haskell specific entry in sources.list?