I have installed the latest available version of the Haskell platform on Elementary with apt-get But the actual version is pretty old:

> sudo apt-get install haskell-platform
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
haskell-platform is already the newest version (2014.2.0.0.debian2).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

How can i install the newest version? https://www.haskell.org/platform/

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There is a PPA for GHC and Cabal, you should check if it is what you need:


You can add this to your system with

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hvr/ghc
sudo apt-get update

Or you can install the generic Linux version if you need to use a more recent version of the full Haskell Platform. However this does not take advantage of the elementary OS package system.


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