Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I built the haskell platform as stated on the haskell package site.

After make install I was told the files were installed to /usr/local/bin

How do I run the haskell platform after this step?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

Haskell has to be started with ghci command.

Visit HaskellWiki and see.

Also refer this Stackoverflow question.

You can run a Haskell by:

runhaskell [FILENAME].hs


ghc [FILENAME].hs
share|improve this answer
ghci was working right after I installed GHC. But where should I start the Haskell Platform itself from? –  prometheuspk Jul 6 '14 at 9:35

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.