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Install haskell platform on mac with homebrew

September 05, 2019 - 1 min read

The recommended way to install the components of the mac platform is using ghcup to install ghc and cabal-install. haskell.org

ghcup is an installer for the general purpose language Haskell

Open a terminal and execute the following command to install ghcup

curl https://get-ghcup.haskell.org -sSf | sh

Press ENTER -> ENTER -> type YES and ENTER to accept the prompts in terminal.

From ghcup README

# prepare your environment
. "$HOME/.ghcup/env"

You should now be able to execute cabal and ghcup into your terminal.

To make sure that the environment variables are setup on new terminal windows.

echo '. $HOME/.ghcup/env' >> "$HOME/.bashrc"

or

echo '. $HOME/.ghcup/env' >> "$HOME/.zshrc"

Follow the instruction on haskellstack.org to install stack.

If you have homebrew…

brew install haskell-stack

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