Making cabal-install SSL capable

Michael Snoyman michael at
Tue Apr 28 16:10:58 UTC 2015

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015, 6:08 PM Thomas Tuegel <ttuegel at> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 8:52 AM, Michael Snoyman <michael at>
> wrote:
> > Thank you :)
> >
> > Yes, the code is part of the stackage-server code base, available here:
> >
> >
> >
> > When I was working on this for Nix, I offered to make the code a
> standalone
> > library/tool instead. That offer's still open if it would be useful to
> > others.
> I would like to take you up on that offer! I think it would need a few
> tweaks for our purposes, but this is very close to a feature I was
> planning to add to cabal-install. Our dependency requirements are
> already growing, and they will continue to do so, whether in small
> steps or leaps and bounds.
Cool, I'll be happy to help. I've opened up an issue about this:

Can you add some details about the kinds of changes you're looking for and
we can start sketching out a plan?

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