cabal-debian [flags]


cabal-debian will generated the Debian meta data for a Debian package from the cabal file of a Haskell package. The program expects to find the package's <pkgname>.cabal file in the directory from which it was run.

--prefix=PATH Pass this prefix if we need to configure the package

--ghc Compile with GHC.

--hugs Compile with HUGS.

--jhc Compile with JHC.

--nhc Compile with NHC.

-h, -?, --help Show this help text.

--name=NAME Override the default package name.

--disable-haddock Don't generate API docs.

--disable-library-profiling Don't generate profiling libraries.

--disable-optimization Don't generate optimised code.

--disable-split-objs Don't split object files to save space.

-f FLAGS, --flags=FLAGS Set given flags in Cabal conditionals.

--release=RELEASE Override the default package release.

--debdir=DEBDIR Override the default output directory ("./debian").

-v n,q --verbose=n Change build verbosity.

--version=VERSION Override the default package version.

--maintainer=Maintainer Name <email addr> Override the Maintainer name and email in $DEBEMAIL/$EMAIL/$DEBFULLNAME/$FULLNAME.

--debianize Generate a new debianization, replacing any existing one. One of --debianize, --substvar, or --update-debianization is required.

--substvar=Doc, Prof, or Dev Write out the list of dependencies required for the dev, prof or doc package depending on the argument. This value can be added to the appropriate substvars file.

--update-debianization Update an existing debianization.


This manual page was originally written by Erik de Castro Lopo <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).