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* Wed May 06 2020
- Update cabal-install to version
  * `v2-build` (and other `v2-`prefixed commands) now accept the
    `--benchmark-option(s)` flags, which pass options to benchmark executables
    (analogous to how `--test-option(s)` works). (#6209)
  * Add solver optimization to skip a version of a package if it does not resolve
    any conflicts encountered in the last version, controlled by flag
    '--fine-grained-conflicts'. (#5918)
  * `cabal v2-exec` doesn't fail in clean package (#6479)
  * Show full ABI hash for installed packages in solver log (#5892)
  * Create incoming directory even for empty packages (#4130)
  * Start GHCi with `main-is` module in scope (#6311)
  * Implement `--benchmark-options` for `v2-bench` (#6224)
  * Fix store-dir in ghc env files generated by `cabal install --lib
  - -package-env` (#6298)
  * `cabal v2-run` works with `.lhs` files (#6134)
  * `subdir` in source-repository-package accepts multiple entries (#5472)
  * Create store incoming directory
  * `fetchRepoTarball` output is not marked
  * Update `setupMinCabalVersionConstraint` for GHC-8.8
  * Implement `cabal install --ignore-project`
  * `cabal install executable` solver isn't affected by default
    environment contents
  * Use `lukko` for file locking
  * Use `hackage-security-0.6`
  * Other dependency upgrades
- Apply "ghc-8.10-support-for-3.2.patch" from upstream's git
  repository to fix the build with ghc-8.10.1.
* Mon Mar 09 2020 Ond?ej SĂșkup <>
- relax constraints on network-uri
* Sun Dec 29 2019
- Update cabal-install to version
  * `v2-haddock` fails on `haddock` failures (#5977)
  * `v2-run` works when given `File.lhs` literate file. (#6134)
  * Parse comma-separated lists for extra-prog-path, extra-lib-dirs, extra-framework-dirs,
    and extra-include-dirs as actual lists. (#5420)
  * `v2-repl` no longer changes directory to a randomized temporary folder
    when used outside of a project. (#5544)
  * `install-method` and `overwrite-policy` in `.cabal/config` now actually work. (#5942)
  * `v2-install` now reports the error when a package fails to build. (#5641)
  * `v2-install` now has a default when called in a project (#5978, #6014, #6092)
  * '--write-ghc-environment-files' now defaults to 'never' (#4242)
  * Fix `sdist`'s output when sent to stdout. (#5874)
  * Allow a list of dependencies to be provided for `repl --build-depends`. (#5845)
  * Legacy commands are now only accessible with the `v1-` prefixes, and the `v2-`
    commands are the new default. Accordingly, the next version of Cabal will be
    the start of the 3.x version series. (#5800)
  * New solver flag: '--reject-unconstrained-dependencies'. (#2568)
  * Ported old-style test options to the new-style commands (#5455).
  * Improved error messages for cabal file parse errors. (#5710)
  * Removed support for `.zip` format source distributions (#5755)
  * Add "simple project" initialization option. (#5707)
  * Add '--minimize-conflict-set' flag to try to improve the solver's
    error message, but with an increase in run time. (#5647)
  * v2-test now succeeds when there are no test suites. (#5435)
  * Add '--lib', '--exe', and '--libandexe' shorthands to init. (#5759)
  * init now generates valid `Main.lhs` files. (#5577)
  * Init improvements: add flag '--application-dir', and when creating
    a library also create a MyLib.hs module. (#5740)
  * Add support for generating test-suite via cabal init. (#5761)
  * Increase `max-backjumps` default from 2000 to 4000.
  * Make v2-install/new-install-specific flags configurable in
  * Add --installdir and --install-method=copy flags to v2-install
    that make it possible to copy the executable instead of symlinking it
  * --symlink-bindir no longer controls the symlinking directory of
    v2-install (installdir controls both symlinking and copying now)
  * Default to non-interactive init.
  * Add --test-wrapper that allows a prebuild script to set the test environment.
  * Add filterTestFlags: filter test-wrapper for Cabal < 3.0.0.
  * Cabal now only builds the minimum of a package for `v2-install` (#5754, #6091)
* Fri Nov 08 2019 Peter Simons <>
- Drop obsolete group attributes.
* Sun Jul 10 2016
- Update to version revision 0 with cabal2obs.
* Mon Mar 07 2016
- update to
  * Include Cabal-
* Mon Feb 01 2016
- update to
  * Only Custom setup scripts should be compiled with '-i -i.'.
  * installedCabalVersion: Don't special-case Cabal anymore.
  * Bump the HTTP upper bound.
* Sun Jan 24 2016
- relax HTTP dep
* Mon Dec 28 2015
- update to
  * Remove GZipUtils tests
  * maybeDecompress: bail on all errors at the beginning of the stream with zlib < 0.6
  * Correct maybeDecompress
* Wed Jul 08 2015
- update to
  * work with ghc 7.10
  * bug fixes
* Sun May 10 2015
- update to
  * Force cabal upload to always use digest auth and never basic auth.
  * Merge pull request #2367 from juhp/patch-2
  * Fix by bumping HTTP to 4000.2.16.1
* Fri Apr 10 2015
- update to
  * Support random 1.1.
  * Fix bootstrap script after network package split.
  * Support network-2.6 in test suite.
* Tue Sep 02 2014
- update to for Haskell Platform 2014.2.0.0
  * no upstream changelog
* Mon Sep 01 2014
- regenerate spec file with cabal-rpm 0.8.6
* Fri Aug 22 2014
- enable PowerPC builds
* Tue May 07 2013
- update to from upstream
  * fix compilation issues with ghc 7.6
- part of Haskell Platform 2013.2
- more transparent packaging (fewer macros)
* Sat Nov 17 2012
- service localonly for Factory submission
* Tue Jun 05 2012
- update to 0.14.0 from upstream
- required for Haskell Platform 2012.2.0.0
* Sat Dec 31 2011
- Added other BR
- Fixed defattr
- Fixed filename in files
* Thu Dec 08 2011
- Added ghc-HTTP-devel to BR.
* Tue Nov 01 2011
- Initial packaging.
* Thu Aug 03 2017
- Updated with latest spec-cleaner version 0.9.8-8-geadfbbf.
* Sat May 27 2017
- Update to version revision 1.
* Wed Apr 26 2017
- Add bash-completion sub-package that provides the auto-completion
  instructions for bash.
* Sun Feb 12 2017
- Update to version with cabal2obs.
* Mon Nov 21 2016
- Update to version revision 2 with cabal2obs.
* Thu Sep 15 2016
- Update to version revision 1 with cabal2obs.
* Sat Dec 08 2018 Peter Simons <>
- Tweak Cabal build instructions to accept zip-archive 0.4.x.
* Sun Dec 02 2018 Peter Simons <>
- Update Cabal build instructions to support network version 2.8.x.
* Thu Oct 04 2018
- Update cabal-install to version
  * Bugfix: "cabal new-build --ghc-option '--bogus' --ghc-option '-O1'"
    no longer ignores all arguments except the last one (#5512).
  * Add the following option aliases for '-dir'-suffixed options:
    'storedir', 'logsdir', 'packagedir', 'sourcedir', 'outputdir' (#5484).
  * 'new-run' now allows the user to run scripts that use a special block
    to define their requirements (as in the executable stanza) in place
    of a target. This also allows the use of 'cabal' as an interpreter
    in a shebang line.
  * Add aliases for the "new-" commands that won't change when they
    lose their prefix or are eventually replaced by a third UI
    paradigm in the future. (#5429)
  * 'outdated' now accepts '--project-file FILE', which will look for bounds
    from the new-style freeze file named FILE.freeze. This is only
    available when `--new-freeze-file` has been passed.
  * 'new-repl' now accepts a '--build-depends' flag which accepts the
    same syntax as is used in .cabal files to add additional dependencies
    to the environment when developing in the REPL. It is now usable outside
    of projects. (#5425, #5454)
  * 'new-build' now treats Haddock errors non-fatally. In addition,
    it attempts to avoid trying to generate Haddocks when there is
    nothing to generate them from. (#5232, #5459)
  * 'new-run', 'new-test', and 'new-bench' now will attempt to resolve
    ambiguous selectors by filtering out selectors that would be invalid.
    (#4679, #5461)
  * 'new-install' now supports installing libraries and local
    components. (#5399)
  * Drop support for GHC 7.4, since it is out of our support window
    (and has been for over a year!).
  * 'new-update' now works outside of projects. (#5096)
  * Extend `plan.json` with `pkg-src` provenance information. (#5487)
  * Add 'new-sdist' command (#5389). Creates stable archives based on
    cabal projects in '.zip' and '.tar.gz' formats.
  * Add '--repl-options' flag to 'cabal repl' and 'cabal new-repl'
    commands. Passes its arguments to the invoked repl, bypassing the
    new-build's cached configurations. This assures they don't trigger
    useless rebuilds and are always applied within the repl. (#4247, #5287)
  * Add 'v1-' prefixes for the commands that will be replaced in the
    new-build universe, in preparation for it becoming the default.
  * 'outdated' accepts '--v1-freeze-file' and '--v2-freeze-file'
    in the same spirit.
  * Completed the 'new-clean' command (#5357). The functionality is
    equivalent to old-style clean, but for nix-style builds.
  * Ensure that each package selected for a build-depends dependency
    contains a library (#5304).
  * Support packages from local tarballs in the cabal.project file.
  * Default changelog generated by 'cabal init' is now named
    '' (#5441).
  * Align output of 'new-build' command phases (#4040).
* Wed Jul 18 2018
- Cosmetic: replace tabs with blanks, strip trailing white space,
  and update copyright headers with spec-cleaner.
* Mon May 14 2018
- Update cabal-install to version revision 1.
  * '--with-PROG' and '--PROG-options' are applied to all packages
    and not local packages only (#5019).
  * Completed the 'new-update' command (#4809), which respects nix-style
    cabal.project(.local) files and allows to update from
    multiple repositories when using overlays.
  * Completed the 'new-run' command (#4477). The functionality is the
    same of the old 'run' command but using nix-style builds.
    Additionally, it can run executables across packages in a project.
    Tests and benchmarks are also treated as executables, providing a
    quick way to pass them arguments.
  * Completed the 'new-bench' command (#3638). Same as above.
  * Completed the 'new-exec' command (#3638). Same as above.
  * Added a preliminary 'new-install' command (#4558, nonlocal exes
    part) which allows to quickly install executables from Hackage.
  * Set symlink-bindir (used by new-install) to .cabal/bin by default on
    .cabal/config initialization (#5188).
  * 'cabal update' now supports '--index-state' which can be used to
    roll back the index to an earlier state.
  * '--allow-{newer,older}' syntax has been enhanced. Dependency
    relaxation can be now limited to a specific release of a package,
    plus there's a new syntax for relaxing only caret-style (i.e. '^>=')
    dependencies (#4575, #4669).
  * New config file field: 'cxx-options' to specify which options to be
    passed to the compiler when compiling C++ sources specified by the
    'cxx-sources' field. (#3700)
  * New config file field: 'cxx-sources' to specify C++ files to be
    compiled separately from C source files. Useful in conjunction with the
    'cxx-options' flag to pass different compiler options to C and C++
    source files. (#3700)
  * Use [lfxtb] letters to differentiate component kind instead of
    opaque "c" in dist-dir layout.
  * 'cabal configure' now supports '--enable-static', which can be
    used to build static libaries with GHC via GHC's `-staticlib`
  * 'cabal user-config now supports '--augment' which can append
    additional lines to a new or updated cabal config file.
  * Added support for '--enable-tests' and '--enable-benchmarks' to
    'cabal fetch' (#4948).
  * Misspelled package-names on CLI will no longer be silently
    case-corrected (#4778).
  * 'cabal new-configure' now backs up the old 'cabal.project.local'
    file if it exists (#4460).
  * On macOS, `new-build` will now place dynamic libraries into
    `store/lib` and aggressively shorten their names in an effort to
    stay within the load command size limits of macOSs mach-o linker.
  * 'new-build' now checks for the existence of executables for
    build-tools and build-tool-depends dependencies in the solver
  * Fixed a spurious warning telling the user to run 'cabal update'
    when it wasn't necessary (#4444).
  * Packages installed in sandboxes via 'add-source' now have
    their timestamps updated correctly and so will not be reinstalled
    unncecessarily if the main install command fails (#1375).
  * Add Windows device path support for copyFile, renameFile. Allows cabal
    new-build to use temporary store path of up to 32k length
    (#3972, #4914, #4515).
  * When a flag value is specified multiple times on the command
    line, the last one is now preferred, so e.g. '-f+dev -f-dev' is
    now equivalent to '-f-dev' (#4452).
  * Removed support for building cabal-install with GHC < 7.10 (#4870).
  * New 'package *' section in 'cabal.project' files that applies
    options to all packages, not just those local to the project.
  * Paths_ autogen modules now compile when `RebindableSyntax` or
    `OverloadedStrings` is used in `default-extensions`.
  * getDataDir` and other `Paths_autogen` functions now work
    correctly when compiling a custom `Setup.hs` script using
    `new-build` (#5164).
  * Support for GHC's numeric -g debug levels (#4673).
  * Demoted 'scope' field version check to a warning (#4714).
  * Fixed verbosity flags getting removed before being passed to
    'printPlan' (#4724).
  * Added a '--store-dir' option that can be used to configure the
    location of the build global build store (#4623).
  * Turned `allow-{newer,older}` in `cabal.project` files into an
    accumulating field to match CLI flag semantics (#4679).
  * Improve success message when `cabal upload`ing documentation
  * Documentation fixes.
  * See
    for more detailed release notes.
  * Removed the '--root-cmd' parameter of the 'install' command
  * Deprecated 'cabal install --global' (#3356).
  * Changed 'cabal upload' to upload a package candidate by default
    (#3419). Same applies to uploading documentation.
  * Added a new 'cabal upload' flag '--publish' for publishing a
    package on Hackage instead of uploading a candidate (#3419).
  * Added optional solver output visualisation support via the
    tracetree package. Mainly intended for debugging (#3410).
  * Removed the '--check' option from 'cabal upload'
    (#1823). It was replaced by package candidates.
  * Fixed various behaviour differences between network transports
  * The bootstrap script now works correctly when run from a Git
    clone (#3439).
  * Removed the top-down solver (#3598).
  * The '-v/--verbosity' option no longer affects GHC verbosity
    (except in the case of '-v0'). Use '--ghc-options=-v' to enable
    verbose GHC output (#3540, #3671).
  * Changed the default logfile template from
    '.../$pkgid.log' to '.../$compiler/$libname.log' (#3807).
  * Added a new command, 'cabal reconfigure', which re-runs 'configure'
    with the most recently used flags (#2214).
  * Added the '--index-state' flag for requesting a specific
    version of the package index (#3893, #4115).
  * Support for building Backpack packages.  See
    for more details.
  * Support the Nix package manager (#3651).
  * Made the 'template-haskell' package non-upgradable again (#4185).
  * Fixed password echoing on MinTTY (#4128).
  * Added a new solver flag, '--allow-boot-library-installs', that allows
    any package to be installed or upgraded (#4209).
  * New 'cabal-install' command: 'outdated', for listing outdated
    version bounds in a .cabal file or a freeze file (#4207).
  * Added qualified constraints for setup dependencies. For example,
  - -constraint=" == 1.0" constrains all setup dependencies on
    bar, and --constraint=" == 1.0" constrains foo's setup
    dependency on bar (part of #3502).
  * Non-qualified constraints, such as --constraint="bar == 1.0", now
    only apply to top-level dependencies. They don't constrain setup or
    build-tool dependencies. The new syntax --constraint=" == 1.0"
    constrains all uses of bar.
  * Added a technical preview version of the 'cabal doctest' command