Cabal: download dependencies for later offline build

Bram Neijt bneijt at
Wed Nov 14 22:34:51 CET 2012

I can't believe I missed that option when looking at the help. Thank you!


On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 8:14 PM, Henning Thielemann <
lemming at> wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Nov 2012, Bram Neijt wrote:
>  Dear reader,
>> I'm experimenting with creating my own little build server using disk
>> images as job input/output and KVM to
>> run them[1].
>> As a security measure, the build process does not have any network access
>> during the build, so I need to
>> make sure everything is available before the build starts.
>> What is the easiest way to "take a cabal build offline" as it were, so I
>> can make sure a cabal build will
>> work without a network connection?
> cabal fetch
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