cabal package from GitHub

To use a cabal package from GitHub in Haskell, you can follow these steps:

  1. First, make sure you have the cabal-install tool installed on your system. You can check if it's installed by running the cabal --version command in your terminal. If it's not installed, you can download it from the official Haskell website.

  2. Next, navigate to the GitHub repository of the cabal package you want to use. Copy the repository URL.

  3. In your terminal, use the git clone command followed by the repository URL to clone the repository to your local machine. For example:

git clone

  1. Change your working directory to the cloned repository:

cd repository

  1. Inside the repository directory, you can find the .cabal file, which contains the package's metadata and build instructions. Open this file and ensure it has the necessary dependencies specified.

  2. To build and install the package, run the following command:

cabal install

This will download and install all the dependencies specified in the .cabal file.

  1. Once the installation is complete, you can import the package in your Haskell code using the import statement. For example:

haskell import Package.Module

Replace Package with the actual package name and Module with the specific module you want to import.

By following these steps, you should be able to use a cabal package from GitHub in your Haskell project.