[Hackage] #748: cabal update fails

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Thu Oct 14 22:54:17 EDT 2010

#748: cabal update fails
  Reporter:  guest               |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:         
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  unknown             |   Ghcversion:  6.12.3 
  Platform:  Windows             |  

Comment(by duncan):

 Ok, so from the log we can see that it is trying to use a direct
 connection rather than a proxy. Cabal can use a proxy. It tries to use the
 same proxy as internet explorer (by looking in the registry) but you can
 also configure it using the environment variable `http_proxy` (or

 BTW, if Windows Vista has a different standard way of configuring the
 proxy then perhaps we should look into it more. In XP there does not seem
 to be any system wide notion of a default proxy, individual applications
 like IE just store their own proxy settings.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/748#comment:3>
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