ghc update

Asked by Yuriy Syrovetskiy

GHC 7.8.1 was released 9 April 2014, almost a year ago.

Current stable version is 7.10.

In Ubuntu, it is 7.6.

Will Ubuntu evolve?

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Best actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

I suggest you report a bug. If the newer version has significant bug and security fixes then the package will be updated. Ubuntu is not a rolling release so packages are not updated just because a new version is available

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Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :

Run these Terminal commands to install ghc 7.10:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hvr/ghc

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ghc-7.10.1

Ubuntu does not need to "evolve". If you use Google, you can find the PPA that offers the newest version....

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Yuriy Syrovetskiy (cblp) said :

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.