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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
 
* Cabal is a package and build system. Cabal is only involved in the creation of packages and the building of their contents. It does not manage packages.
 
* Cabal is a package and build system. Cabal is only involved in the creation of packages and the building of their contents. It does not manage packages.
* cabal-install installs cabal packages. It is distinct from Cabal (the build system). This often confuses new users. Furthermore, cabal-install is not a fully featured package manager. For example, it cannot install non cabal packaged dependencies, it cannot uninstall packages, nor can it automatically upgrade installations.
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* Cabal-Install installs cabal packages. It is distinct from Cabal (the build system). This often confuses new users. Furthermore, Cabal-Install is not a fully featured package manager. For example, it cannot install non cabal packaged dependencies, it cannot uninstall packages, nor can it automatically upgrade installations.
   
 
== Information for package users ==
 
== Information for package users ==

Revision as of 01:28, 25 August 2011

The Haskell Cabal:

The Common Architecture for Building Applications and Libraries

http://www.haskell.org/cabal/

1 Summary

  • Cabal is a package and build system. Cabal is only involved in the creation of packages and the building of their contents. It does not manage packages.
  • Cabal-Install installs cabal packages. It is distinct from Cabal (the build system). This often confuses new users. Furthermore, Cabal-Install is not a fully featured package manager. For example, it cannot install non cabal packaged dependencies, it cannot uninstall packages, nor can it automatically upgrade installations.

2 Information for package users

3 Information for package developers