Announce: first (semi-working) version of cabal2macpkg

Gregory Collins greg at
Wed Apr 1 14:57:06 EDT 2009

Hi all,

The "cabal2macpkg" tool
( is far
enough along now that you can build .pkg files from .cabal libraries.

I'd appreciate some feedback; if any OSX users who are reading this
could please take some time to try out the tool, I'd appreciate it. It's
intended to be used as follows (using "kmeans" library as an example):

    $ tar xvzf ~/.cabal/packages/ 

    $ cd kmeans-0.1.1

    $ sudo /path/to/cabal2macpkg          # needs to be run as root unfortunately

    $ ls -ld *pkg
    drwxr-xr-x  3 root  wheel  102  1 Apr 14:54 kmeans-0.1.1.pkg

    $ open kmeans-0.1.1.pkg

Gregory Collins <greg at>

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