Commit 425139e6 authored by Duncan Coutts's avatar Duncan Coutts
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Update the README

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......@@ -17,9 +17,9 @@ come with a standard ghc installation. It requires the `network` package, which
is sometimes packaged separately by Linux distributions, for example on
debian or ubuntu it is in "libghc6-network-dev".
It requires three other Haskell packages that are not always installed:
It requires a few other Haskell packages that are not always installed:
* Cabal (version 1.6 or later)
* Cabal (version 1.8 or later)
* HTTP (version 4000 or later)
* zlib (version 0.4 or later)
......@@ -30,10 +30,11 @@ development package using your system package manager, for example on
debian or ubuntu it is in "zlib1g-dev". It is needed is because the
Haskell zlib package uses the system zlib C library and header files.
In future, cabal-install will be part of the Haskell Platform so will not need
to be installed separately. In the mean time however you have to install it
manually. Since it is just an ordinary Cabal package it can be built in the
standard way, but to make it a bit easier we have partly automated the process:
The `cabal-install` package is now part of the Haskell Platform so you do not
usually need to install it separately. However if you are starting from a
minimal ghc installation then you need to install `cabal-install` manually.
Since it is just an ordinary Cabal package it can be built in the standard
way, but to make it a bit easier we have partly automated the process:
Quickstart on Unix systems
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