Cabal bugs on Windows

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at
Wed Mar 3 16:09:03 EST 2010


I get this error on multiple machines running Windows, with both GHC
6.10.4 and 6.12.1:

$ ghc --version
The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 6.12.1

$ cabal --version
cabal-install version 0.8.0
using version of the Cabal library

$ cabal update
Downloading the latest package list from
cabal: Codec.Compression.Zlib: premature end of compressed stream

This is the same error as reported on I'm also not the
only Windows user I know who has got this. Is Cabal broken in some
way? It's fairly serious and annoying that GHC 6.12.1 can't be used
with Cabal.

Thanks, Neil

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