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* Blog article: [http://softwaresimply.blogspot.fr/2014/07/haskell-best-practices-for-avoiding.html Haskell Best Practices for Avoiding "Cabal Hell"]
 
* Blog article: [http://softwaresimply.blogspot.fr/2014/07/haskell-best-practices-for-avoiding.html Haskell Best Practices for Avoiding "Cabal Hell"]
 
* [https://github.com/exFalso/sandfix sandfix], a utility for moving Cabal sandboxes to another location
 
* [https://github.com/exFalso/sandfix sandfix], a utility for moving Cabal sandboxes to another location
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* Other [https://hackage.haskell.org/packages/search?terms=cabal cabal related packages on hackage]
   
 
== Information for package developers ==
 
== Information for package developers ==

Revision as of 01:02, 12 February 2015

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