Cabal: A framework for packaging Haskell software

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The Haskell Common Architecture for Building Applications and Libraries: a framework defining a common interface for authors to more easily build their Haskell applications in a portable way.

The Haskell Cabal is part of a larger infrastructure for distributing, organizing, and cataloging Haskell libraries and tools.

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Dependencies array (>= && <0.6), base (>=4.9 && <5), bytestring (>= && <0.13), Cabal-syntax (>=3.10 && <3.11), containers (>= && <0.7), deepseq (>= && <1.6), directory (>=1.2 && <1.4), filepath (>= && <1.5), mtl (>=2.1 && <2.4), parsec (>= && <3.2), pretty (>=1.1.1 && <1.2), process (>= && <1.7), text (>= && <1.3 || >=2.0 && <2.2), time (>= && <1.13), transformers (>=0.3 && <0.4 || >= && <0.7), unix (>= && <2.9), Win32 (>= && <2.14) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright 2003-2023, Cabal Development Team (see AUTHORS file)
Author Cabal Development Team <>
Category Distribution
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Source repo head: git clone
Uploaded by hecate at 2023-10-24T17:28:23Z


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The Cabal library package

See the Cabal web site for more information.

If you also want the cabal command-line program, you need the cabal-install package in addition to this library.

More information

Please see the Cabal web site, the user guide and the API documentation. There is additional information available on the development wiki.


Please report bugs and feature requests to Cabal's bug tracker.

Your help

To help Cabal's development, it is enormously helpful to know from Cabal's users what their most pressing problems are with Cabal and Hackage. You may have a favourite Cabal bug or limitation. Look at Cabal's bug tracker. Ensure that the problem is reported there and adequately described. Comment on the issue to report how much of a problem the bug is for you. Subscribe to the issues's notifications to discussed requirements and keep informed on progress. For feature requests, it is helpful if there is a description of how you would expect to interact with the new feature.

Source code

You can get the master development branch using:

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See the AUTHORS file.

Authors of the original Cabal specification: