[Hackage] #686: cabal install - Codec.Compression.Zlib: incorrect header check

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Wed Oct 20 18:05:08 EDT 2010

#686: cabal install - Codec.Compression.Zlib: incorrect header check
  Reporter:  Monsikos            |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  high                |    Milestone:         
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:
  Severity:  major               |     Keywords:  Zlib   
Difficulty:  normal              |   Ghcversion:  6.12.1 
  Platform:                      |  

Comment(by finlay):

 Having slept on it, and after sending an email to the ISP asking to change
 their proxy settings, I also had a look at how things are set up on ubuntu

  $ HEAD http://archive.ubuntu.com/.../haskell-cabal-
 Content-Type: application/x-gzip


  $ HEAD http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/00-index.tar.gz
 Content-Encoding: x-gzip
 Content-Type: application/x-tar

 As you can see, the Content-Encoding header is not set on the ubuntu
 apache server when serving tar.gz files. I guess it would be sensible to
 not set it on the hackage server either.  Note that this is the same
 problem described on #622.

 I think the ISPs proxy settings are "wrong", but they are also common, and
 out of our control. BTW, the ISP is Telecom NZ, with millions of
 customers, so I don't expect to hear back from them any time soon.


 Also see: #540 #562 #572

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/686#comment:5>
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