Haskell on Gentoo

Installing Haskell on Gentoo is fairly easy but not quite straightforward. Several months ago I installed it on another Gentoo box and ended up playing whack-a-mask to enable each package to be installed on the target amd64 architecture. When looking to install it on the machine I’m using now I knew there needed to be an easier way.

The solution was very easy to find once it was looked for. The Haskell page on the Gentoo wiki(1) has a strong offering of practical information including a link to the key instructions I followed from the Gentoo Haskell Project (2). Once I managed to successfully type the commands provided there (using the eselect-repository method which seems like the newer hotness) all the packages were installed without a problem.

1.
Haskell - gentoo wiki [online]. 25 September 2021. Available from: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Haskell
2.
Gentoo-haskell/README.rst at master - gentoo-haskell/gentoo-haskell - GitHub [online]. 23 September 2021. Available from: https://github.com/gentoo-haskell/gentoo-haskell/blob/master/README.rst