nice new hackage urls

Ross Paterson ross at
Tue Jul 7 03:41:57 EDT 2009

On Sat, Jul 04, 2009 at 06:01:13PM +0100, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> This made me recall that one place we do still have a special case for
> the current central hackage server is when we specify the upload and
> check POST URLs. Currently hackage uses:
> /cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/check-pkg
> /cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/protected/upload-pkg
> At the moment, cabal-install just hard codes these URLs when it notices
> that we're using the main hackage server. When we're using any other
> server (assumed to be the new hackage-server impl) then we use
> $serverroot/upload. I'm not sure this is ideal.
> So I suggest we find a common standard URL, eg:
> $serverroot/packages/upload
> $serverroot/packages/check
> and make the current server use that as an allowable alias for its
> existing cgi scripts, and adjust cabal-install and the new hackage
> server to do the same.

SimonM has added the aliases.

Any word on when you'll be ready to take over?

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