Making cabal-install SSL capable

Michael Snoyman michael at
Tue Apr 28 14:11:37 UTC 2015

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 4:40 PM Gershom B <gershomb at> wrote:

> In that case, perhaps we really should lean only towards the “shell out”
> solution. Or, I suppose, we could hide the ssl implementation behind a flag
> — but that feels rather awkward in comparison.
> So let’s try this: can anybody suggest any _downside_ to the “shell out”
> solution?
Since I wasn't explicit (and my comments could be read to say otherwise): I
am +1 on whatever approach ends up getting SSL support into cabal. If the
least problematic approach ends up being "shell out", I'm OK with it (I
even did that myself[1] in the distant past).

I believe that shelling out would work for uploading as well as
downloading, correct?


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