cabal-install fails on WinXP

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Mon Apr 20 04:57:49 EDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 09:25 +0100, Alistair Bayley wrote:
> 2009/4/16 Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at>:
> > Try:
> >
> > cabal fetch binary -v3
> >
> > It should give you plenty of detail on the HTTP conversation. Could you
> > also file a ticket pointing out how useless the default error message is
> > when the download fails. We should at least tell the user the HTTP error
> > code.
> fetch -v3 output below. Seems to be trying to use a proxy, but that's
> not necessary as the machine is "directly" connected (via a router).

It's using the IE proxy information from the registry. Check the IE
"internet settings". If you think it's wrong that it's using it then
file a ticket, I mean for example if it were using the proxy when the
settings say that the proxy is disabled.


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