Making cabal-install SSL capable

Gregory Collins greg at
Tue Apr 28 15:37:37 UTC 2015

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 7:58 AM, Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at
> wrote:

> > However, everyone seems to agree that it would be unambiguously better
> > if the cabal install executable were able to communicate over ssl.
> Yeah.

Strongly +1'd. Following this track, if cabal's http handling is going to
be abstract enough to be able to shell out to curl, there's no reason not
to add an optional dependency on http-client (either haskell-tls or
openssl) or http-streams, guarded by a flag.

Gregory Collins <greg at>
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