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*[[CabalFind]] - finding Cabal packages on the web (now superseded by [http://hackage.haskell.org/ Hackage])
 
*[[CabalFind]] - finding Cabal packages on the web (now superseded by [http://hackage.haskell.org/ Hackage])
 
* [http://www.vex.net/~trebla/haskell/sicp.xhtml Storage and Identification of Cabalized Packages]
 
* [http://www.vex.net/~trebla/haskell/sicp.xhtml Storage and Identification of Cabalized Packages]
* [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/cabal-dev cabal-dev], a tool for managing development builds of Haskell projects. It supports maintaining sandboxed cabal-install repositories, and sandboxed ghc package databases. See [http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/f3ykj/psa_use_cabaldev_to_solve_dependency_problems/ PSA: Use cabal-dev to solve dependency problems] for an extensive description.
 
 
* Blog article: [http://ivanmiljenovic.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/repeat-after-me-cabal-is-not-a-package-manager/ Repeat after me: “Cabal is not a Package Manager”]
 
* Blog article: [http://ivanmiljenovic.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/repeat-after-me-cabal-is-not-a-package-manager/ Repeat after me: “Cabal is not a Package Manager”]
 
* [http://www.mew.org/~kazu/proj/cab/en/ cab], a maintenance command of Haskell cabal packages
 
* [http://www.mew.org/~kazu/proj/cab/en/ cab], a maintenance command of Haskell cabal packages

Revision as of 10:36, 23 September 2014

The Haskell Cabal:

The Common Architecture for Building Applications and Libraries

http://www.haskell.org/cabal/

Summary

  • Cabal is a package and build system. Cabal is only involved in the creation of packages and the building of their contents. It does not manage packages.
  • Cabal-Install installs cabal packages. It is distinct from Cabal (the build system). This often confuses new users. Furthermore, Cabal-Install is not a fully featured package manager. For example, it cannot install non cabal packaged dependencies, it cannot uninstall packages, nor can it automatically upgrade installations.

Information for package users

Information for package developers