[Hackage] #352: cabal-install has selective problems with update under Win32

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Tue Sep 16 16:57:59 EDT 2008

#352: cabal-install has selective problems with update under Win32
  Reporter:  guest          |        Owner:                       
      Type:  defect         |       Status:  new                  
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:                       
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:              
  Severity:  normal         |     Keywords:  cabal update HTTP 403
Difficulty:  normal         |   Ghcversion:  6.8.3                
  Platform:  Windows        |  
 For a few weeks I have had a problem where 'cabal update' fails every
 time, with an HTTP 403 error:

 wbaety at SDRSPPC09 /c/cabal-install-0.5.2
 $ cabal update -v3
 Downloading package list from server
 GET http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/00-index.tar.gz HTTP/1.1
 User-Agent: cabal-install/0.5.1
 Creating new connection to hackage.haskell.org
 HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden
 Content-Type: text/html
 cabal.exe: Failed to download index 'ErrorMisc "Invalid HTTP code:

 Oddly, both wget and curl will retrieve the file just fine. I have
 attached a copy of both the curl and the cabal output.

 -- Reported by BMeph on 16 September 2008 @ 14:03 (-7:00)

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/352>
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