Cabal uses incorrect proxy settings

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Sun Jun 15 15:57:23 EDT 2008

On Sat, 2008-06-14 at 14:59 +0100, Neil Mitchell wrote:
> Hi,
> I just tried:
> C:\Neil\hoogle>cabal update
> Downloading package list from server
> ''
> Warning: invalid http proxy uri: ""
> Warning: proxy uri must be http with a hostname
> Warning: ignoring http proxy, trying a direct connection
> Obviously it tried to go via the York cache, which is wrong. So I
> checked the IE proxy settings, and found the attached screenshot.
> i.e. the settings are as mentioned, but the checkbox to use those
> settings is disabled. If you tell me which bit of the registry this
> gets read from, I'll happily copy those keys.

See Hackage/HttpUtils.hs

path: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
key:  ProxyServer

Can you tell us what is the nearby key that enables/disables use of the


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