The cabal-dev package

[Tags: bsd3, deprecated, program]

Deprecated in favor of cabal-install

cabal-dev is a tool for managing development builds of Haskell projects. It supports maintaining sandboxed cabal-install repositories, and sandboxed ghc package databases.

By default, it uses a cabal-dev directory under the current working directory as the sandbox.

For most packages, just use cabal-dev instead of cabal, and you will get a sandboxed build that will not install anything (even automatically installed dependencies) into the user or global ghc package databases.

If your build depends on patched or unreleased libraries, you can add them to your sandboxed build environment so they can be installed by cabal-dev or cabal. Just run:

 cabal-dev add-source /path/to/source/code

cabal-dev add-source also supports importing tarballs into a local cabal repository.


Versions0.7, 0.7.1, 0.7.2,,,,,, 0.8, 0.9, 0.9.1, 0.9.2
Dependenciesarray (>=0.1 && <0.4), base, bytestring (==0.9.*), Cabal (>=1.2 && <1.11), containers (>=0.1 && <0.5), directory (>=1.0 && <1.3), filepath (>=1.1 && <1.3), HTTP (>=4000.0.9 && <4000.2), HUnit (>=1.2 && <2), MonadRandom (==0.1.*), mtl (>=1.1 && <2.1), network (>=1 && <3), pretty (>=1 && <1.1), process (==1.0.*), random (>=1 && <1.1), tar (==0.3.*), template-haskell, test-framework (==0.3.*), test-framework-hunit (>=0.2), transformers (==0.2.*), Win32 (>=2.1 && <2.3), zlib (==0.5.*)
Copyright2010 Galois, Inc.
AuthorJosh Hoyt, Jonathan Daughtery, Rogan Creswick,,
Home page
Source repositoryhead: git clone git://
Executablesfake-ghc-cabal-dev, cabal-dev-test, ghc-pkg-6_8-compat, cabal-dev
UploadedMon Jul 18 20:08:17 UTC 2011 by RoganCreswick
Downloads9971 total (195 in last 30 days)
StatusDocs pending
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no-cabal-devDo not build cabal-dev (just build ghc-pkg-6_8-compat). This is useful for bootstrapping on GHC 6.8.Disabled
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