[Haskell-beginners] Cabal and proxy on Windows 8

Benjamin Edwards edwards.benj at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 23:42:44 UTC 2014

I used cntlm to great effect with cabal. Figure out the proxy address from the PAC file then use cntlm to proxy using your windows credentials.

On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 9:26 PM, Christian Sperandio
<christian.sperandio at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I’d like to try Haskell at my work and if the result is good I want to push this language in the company.
> But I’ve got an issue because of our proxy configuration. The developers work on Windows 8 and our proxy is configured with a PAC file.
> The issue is we can’t use cabal to fetch package. When we run the cabal update command, nothing happen. We understand the problem comes
> from the proxy is not used inside a command prompt. 
> I tried to use the Eclipse plugin but unfortunately, it uses the cabal command too.
> Somebody knows how we can have a well configured cabal ? 
> Thanks.
> Chris
> Ps1. I try the netssh winhttp command. But I don’t succeed to define the PAC file. It seems, we can only define a proxy address. But it’s not enough.
> Ps2. The internet settings on Windows is like that: http://proxyserve:3810/fpac_file
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