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cabal-debian - create Debian package meta data from a Haskell cabal file.


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.

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.

Override the default package name.

Don't generate API docs.

Don't generate profiling libraries.

Don't generate optimised code.

Don't split object files to save space.

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

Override the default package release.

Override the default output directory ("./debian").

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

Override the default package version.

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

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

Update an existing debianization.

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