[Haskell-cafe] [beta] cabal-get: install haskell packages automatically

Isaac Jones ijones at syntaxpolice.org
Sun Sep 4 16:16:46 EDT 2005

Beta testers wanted!

Lemmih (mostly) has been working on a tool which will download and
install Haskell packages and their dependencies.  This tool should
work for any cabal-compatible package.

We're looking for beta testers to try out "cabal-get" (for downloading
and installing) and "cabal-put" (for uploading to the central
repository).  We're also looking for more developers to work on this.
The home, for now is here:


and to get cabal-get, grab the bootstrapper:
darcs get http://hackage.haskell.org/darcs/cabal-get-bootstrap

And execute the Install.lhs file.  You may have to modify it slightly
if you don't like the defaults.

After you install cabal-get, you should be able to install cabal-put
by saying:
cabal-get update && cabal-get install cabal-put

Darcs repositories for all the tools are here:

Questions or problems?  Email me or Lemmih.



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