cabal-rpm man page

cblrpm — a RPM packaging tool for Haskell Cabal packages


cblrpm [options] spec [path-or-pkg] cblrpm [options] local [path-or-pkg] cblrpm [options] srpm [path-or-pkg] cblrpm [options] prep [path-or-pkg] cblrpm [options] builddep [path-or-pkg] cblrpm [options] install [path-or-pkg] cblrpm [options] depends [path-or-pkg] cblrpm [options] requires [path-or-pkg] cblrpm [options] missingdeps [path-or-pkg] cblrpm [options] diff [path-or-pkg] cblrpm [options] update [path-or-pkg] cblrpm [options] refresh [path-or-pkg]


cblrpm generates RPM packages and .spec files from Haskell Cabal package.

If no path-or-pkg is specified, cblrpm looks for a .spec or .cabal file in the current directory. Otherwise, it will look for path-or-pkg. If the argument is a directory then it will look there for a .spec or .cabal file. If the argument is a path to a .cabal file then it will use it. Otherwise if there is no '/' in the argument and it does not exist then cblrpm will try to unpack the package and use its .cabal file. cblrpm uses a temporary directory for unpackaging tarballs or packages. cblrpm then parses the .cabal file and uses it to generate a .spec file that can be built.

If a .spec already exists, cblrpm outputs to .spec.cblrpm instead.


-h, --help

Show the help text.

-b, --binary

Force the base package name to be the Hackage package name.

-f FLAGS, --flags=FLAGS

Override one or more Cabal build configuration flags.


Override the release number in the .spec file.

-v N, --verbose=N

Set verbosity to N.


Override the version number in the .spec file.


Below CMD can be one of: spec, srpm, prep, local, install, diff, builddep, depends, requires, missingdeps, update, refresh

Do CMD for the package in current directory:

cblrpm CMD

Do CMD for package (directory or package name):

cblrpm CMD [package]

Do CMD for package-version (directory or package name):

cblrpm CMD [package-version]

Do CMD on a .cabal file:

cblrpm CMD path/to/some.cabal


Cabal-rpm was originally written by Bryan O'Sullivan in 2007-2008 and resurrected by Jens Petersen in 2012 to replace cabal2spec.

See Also



This manpage was written by Jens Petersen.

Referenced By

cblrpm(1) is an alias of cabal-rpm(1).