Steps for standing up dev tools, and Haskell, on AWS EC-2
So, you’ve configured your EC-2 with the standard AWS-Linux image, and now you want to compile your sources and have running executables to demo, including in not only Java and Perl but possibly C, C++ and, for my prototypes and graph-systems, Haskell. How to do this?
Unfortunately, the AMI for Haskell is rather unforthcoming, as it seems to compile the GHC from sources, an endeavor that takes hours of AWS-time. Unnecessary. So, I’ve cut out those middle steps and have a Haskell-image on my S3 that can be downloaded and used once the dev-tools are in place.
Let’s do this.
1. Get the ghc image from my public-S3-bucket:
$ wget https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/haskell-7-10-2/haskell-platform-7.10.2-a-unknown-linux-deb7.tar.gz
2. install the dev-tools from Amazon (this takes a bit)
$ sudo yum groupinstall “Development Tools”
3. Now you need to provide a soft link to libgmp.so:
$ cd /usr/lib64
$ sudo ln -s libgmp.so.3 libgmp.so
$ sudo ln -s libgmp.so.3 libgmp.so.10
Yes, you need both of those soft links.
4. Once you have all that done, unzip ghc:
$ sudo tar xzf haskell-platform-7.10.2-a-unknown-linux-deb7.tar.gz
5. And now ghci will work for you:
Prelude> 3 + 4
YAY! Do a happy dance!