cabal-rpm: RPM packaging tool for Haskell Cabal-based packages

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This package provides a RPM packaging tool for Haskell Cabal-based packages.

cabal-rpm has commands to generate a RPM spec file and srpm for a package. It can rpmbuild packages, yum/dnf install their dependencies, prep packages, and install them. There are commands to list package dependencies and missing dependencies. The diff command compares the current spec file with a freshly generated one, the update command updates the spec file to latest version from Stackage or Hackage, and the refresh command updates the spec file to the current cabal-rpm packaging. It also handles Hackage revisions of packages.


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Dependencies base (<5), bytestring, Cabal (>1.10), directory, filepath, http-client (>=0.4.30), http-client-tls, http-conduit, old-locale (>=1 && <1.1), process, simple-cmd (>=0.1.3), time (>=1.2 && <1.9), unix [details]
License GPL-3.0-only
Copyright 2007-2008 Bryan O'Sullivan <bos@serpentine.com>, 2012-2019 Jens Petersen <petersen@fedoraproject.org>
Author Jens Petersen <juhp@community.haskell.org>, Bryan O'Sullivan <bos@serpentine.com>
Maintainer Jens Petersen <juhpetersen@gmail.com>
Category Distribution
Home page https://github.com/juhp/cabal-rpm
Bug tracker https://github.com/juhp/cabal-rpm/issues
Source repo head: git clone https://github.com/juhp/cabal-rpm
Uploaded by JensPetersen at Tue Feb 26 16:41:27 UTC 2019
Distributions Fedora:0.13, LTSHaskell:0.12.6, NixOS:0.13.2, Stackage:0.13.2
Executables cabal-rpm
Downloads 24409 total (1137 in the last 30 days)
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Flags

NameDescriptionDefaultType
old-locale

Use old-locale and time < 1.5

DisabledAutomatic
https

Use http to query Stackage (ghc >= 8.0)

EnabledAutomatic

Use -f <flag> to enable a flag, or -f -<flag> to disable that flag. More info

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cabal-rpm

cabal-rpm is a tool for RPM packaging of Haskell Cabal-based packages. Firstly it creates RPM spec files from the .cabal files of Haskell packages. It can also install build dependencies using dnf/yum, it prefers package versions from Stackage, and can build and install packages and their dependencies recursively as rpm packages. It can also update packages and refresh spec files.

Cabal-rpm was originally created by Bryan O'Sullivan (see README.orig) to create spec files, and was later updated by Jens Petersen to work with current Cabal and Fedora Packaging Guidelines replacing cabal2spec, and extended with many new features. It is used by Fedora and earlier by OpenSuSE. It is licensed under the terms of the GPL version 3 (see the COPYING file).

Requirements

cabal-rpm assumes you are using ghc-rpm-macros for Haskell RPM packaging. It currently needs Cabal 1.10 or later to build (ie ghc 7 or later).

Installation

The package is on Hackage. If you have cabal-install (part of Haskell Platform) you can install simply with

$ cabal install cabal-rpm

You can also install it with stack install cabal-rpm.

You can also build and install it from source as normal by running cabal install.

Usage

To create a .spec file for a package:

$ cabal-rpm spec somepkg

By default it will use the package version in Stackage LTS or else the latest version from Hackage.

You can also specify a version if you wish

$ cabal-rpm spec somepkg-0.1

which will unpack 'somepkg-0.1' from Hackage (unless the dir already exists), and create a spec file for it.

cabal-rpm also works in an rpm package source directory or inside the source of a Haskell package:

$ cabal-rpm spec

cabal-rpm creates .spec files in the current dir and if a .spec file already exists it will append .cblrpm to the generated filename to avoid overwriting an existing file.

$ cabal-rpm install [pkg][-ver]

will yum/dnf install any available missing dependencies and build an rpm package run "cabal install" to build the package. Additionally it will recursively package and install missing Haskell dependencies.

$ cabal-rpm diff

diffs the current spec file with a freshly generated spec file.

$ cabal-rpm update

updates the package to the latest Hackage version

$ cabal-rpm refresh

updates the spec file to the current cabal-rpm packaging.

There are more commands: prep, builddep, depends, requires, missingdeps. See the manpage or help output for more details.

Development

The latest source code is available from: https://github.com/juhp/cabal-rpm

Plans

More features are planned and patches welcome. See the TODO file for more details.