I’ve to install shellcheck on a CentOS 7 box, this is the latest CentOS version. The tool is a great linter for bash scripts, which I want to integrate into our CI pipeline. shellcheck isn’t packaged so I will build it from source. From their installguide:
yum -y install cabal-install su jenkins cd ~ cabal update cabal install shellcheck
This will fail because the cabal lib is outdated. Remember that this is the latest CentOS….
Lucky me, I can build a new cabal version with cabal:
cabal install cabal
After that step we can successfully build shellcheck:
cabal install shellcheck
The shellcheck binary is now available in
This isn’t working for me on a fresh CentOS 7 installation. The shellcheck binary doesn’t exist. Also tried with dnf, but it seems the package only exists for Fedora..
Can the same be done on CentOS 8? cabal-install does not seem to be available.