cabal2nix: Convert Cabal files into Nix build instructions

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The cabal2nix utility converts Cabal files into Nix build instructions. The commandline syntax is:

Usage: cabal2nix [options] url-to-cabal-file
  -h             --help                   show this help text
                 --sha256=HASH            sha256 hash of source tarball
  -m MAINTAINER  --maintainer=MAINTAINER  maintainer of this package (may be specified multiple times)
  -p PLATFORM    --platform=PLATFORM      supported build platforms (may be specified multiple times)

Recognized URI schemes:

  cabal://pkgname-pkgversion       download the specified package from Hackage
  http://host/path                 fetch the Cabel file via HTTP
  file:///local/path               load the Cabal file from the local disk
  /local/path                      abbreviated version of file URI

The only required argument is the path to the cabal file. For example:

cabal2nix http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/cabal2nix/1.9/cabal2nix.cabal
cabal2nix cabal://cabal2nix-1.9

If the --sha256 option has not been specified, cabal2nix calls nix-prefetch-url to determine the hash automatically. This causes network traffic, obviously.

Versions [faq] 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19, 1.20, 1.21, 1.23, 1.24, 1.25, 1.26, 1.27, 1.28, 1.29, 1.30, 1.31, 1.32, 1.33, 1.34, 1.35, 1.37, 1.38, 1.39, 1.40, 1.41, 1.42, 1.43, 1.44, 1.45, 1.46, 1.47, 1.48, 1.49, 1.50, 1.51, 1.52, 1.53, 1.54, 1.55, 1.56, 1.57, 1.58, 1.59, 1.60, 1.61, 1.63, 1.64, 1.65, 1.66, 1.67, 1.68, 1.69, 1.70, 1.71, 1.72, 1.73, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.3, 2.3.1, 2.4, 2.4.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.7.1, 2.7.2, 2.8, 2.8.1, 2.8.2, 2.9, 2.9.1, 2.9.2, 2.9.3, 2.10.0, 2.10.1, 2.10.2, 2.11, 2.11.1, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14, 2.14.1, 2.14.2 (info)
Dependencies base (>=3 && <5), bytestring, Cabal, containers, directory, filepath, HTTP, mtl, pretty, process, regex-posix [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright (c) 2011 Peter Simons and Andres Loeh
Author Peter Simons <simons@cryp.to>, Andres Loeh <mail@andres-loeh.de>
Maintainer Nix Developers <nix-dev@cs.uu.nl>
Category Distribution
Home page http://github.com/haskell4nix/cabal2nix
Source repo head: git clone git://github.com/haskell4nix/cabal2nix.git
Uploaded by PeterSimons at Wed Aug 10 15:42:54 UTC 2011
Distributions LTSHaskell:2.12, NixOS:2.14.2, Stackage:2.14.2
Executables hackage4nix, cabal2nix
Downloads 41194 total (1924 in the last 30 days)
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