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This Cabal Git repository contains the following packages:

The canonical upstream repository is located at

Installing cabal-install (by downloading the binary)

Prebuilt binary releases can be obtained from The cabal-install binary download for your platform should contain the cabal executable.

Installing cabal-install (preferred, with cabal-install)

Assuming that you have a pre-existing, recent version of cabal-install, run:

cabal install cabal-install

To get the latest version of cabal-install. (You may want to cabal update first.)

To install the latest version from the Git repository, clone the Git repository and then run:

cabal install --project-file=cabal.project.release cabal-install

Installing cabal-install without cabal-install

Assuming you don't have a pre-existing copy of cabal-install, look into bootstrap directory.