Note: Most people already have Cabal because it is included in the Haskell Platform.
If you want to upgrade to the latest stable version, just run:
$ cabal install cabal cabal-install
Sometimes the older installed version is still on the program search $PATH, you can check you're running the latest version with:
$ cabal --version
March 2014: Release 18.104.22.168
This is the release that ships with GHC 7.8.1 (but should also work with older versions of GHC).
Source download: Cabal-22.214.171.124.tar.gz
Please see the User's guide, the API documentation, and the change log.
cabal-install is the command line interface to Cabal and hackage. This is the package that provides the 'cabal' command line program.
Source download: cabal-install-126.96.36.199.tar.gz
Binary download for Windows: cabal.exe
Binary download for OS X Mavericks: cabal-x86_64-apple-darwin-mavericks.tar.gz
The source package requires the Cabal package above and also further packages, which can be found on hackage. To make the process easier the cabal-install tarball contains a bootstrap.sh script which downloads and installs all the dependencies.
Report bugs here or to the libraries mailing list.
You can get the development version of the code here.
Stable Releases are numbered x.y.z, where y is even. Unstable snapshots between releases are numbered x.y.z, where y is odd. Changes for z are minor.
For example, 1.15.x is the development version leading up to the stable release 1.16.x.
The previous stable release series for Cabal was 1.16.x. The previous stable release series for cabal-install was 0.16.x.
The versions bundled with recent Haskell implementation releases include:
188.8.131.52 March 2014
184.108.40.206 October 2013
220.127.116.11 October 2013
1.18.1 September 2013
1.18.0 September 2013
1.14.0 February 2012
1.12.0 January 2012
18.104.22.168 June 2010
22.214.171.124 February 2010
126.96.36.199 November 2010
188.8.131.52 June 2010
184.108.40.206 March 2010
220.127.116.11 December 2009
18.104.22.168 February 2009
22.214.171.124 February 2009
126.96.36.199 October 2008
188.8.131.52 August 2008
184.108.40.206 June 2008
220.127.116.11 December 2007
18.104.22.168 October 2007
22.214.171.124 October 2007
1.2.0 September 2007
126.96.36.199 May 2007
188.8.131.52 October 2006
1.1.6 October 2006
1.1.4 May 2006
1.1.3 September 2005
1.1.1 July 2005
0.5 February 2005
0.4 January 2005
0.2 November 2004
0.1 August 2004
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