[patch] #562: cabal-install update fails going through a HTTP proxy

Duncan Coutts duncan at haskell.org
Mon Nov 16 08:21:47 EST 2009

On Sat, 2009-11-14 at 23:10 +0100, Sigbjorn Finne wrote:
> On 11/13/2009 17:43, Valery V. Vorotyntsev wrote:
> > ....
> > I've found the bug in HTTP library.
> > sendHTTP_notify function[1] closes connection when it sees
> > `Connection: close' header in HTTP response. This is just the case
> > with proxied HTTP session.
> > ...
> >   
> Hi Valery,
> nice one -- sterling work chasing this one down and providing a 
> suggested fix :)

Thanks to both of you!

> I've got a tentative fix in for this, not disabling closing altogether (that
> wouldn't be compliant with Connection:close handling), but delaying
> it until EOF is reached...at least that's the intent. It may not be lazy
> enough, but I'm unable to verify either way right now.
> If anyone's interested in testing, the repo contains the changes made --
>    git://code.galois.com/HTTPbis.git/
> sorry for being so slow in dealing with this, btw.

Valery, if you have a chance to check this, that'd be great then
hopefully for cabal-install we'd just specify a dependency on the next
HTTP package version.


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