PSA: `cabal update` command needs manual unsticking

Donn Cave donn at
Fri Jan 5 17:54:47 UTC 2018

Quoth Nathan Collins <nathan.collins at>,

> I had some ~/.cabal/packages/* files, but
> not any 01-index.* files, and running `cabal update` didn't change
> that.

I see this when using, rather than

(The latter is very slow for me, and sometimes fails -
  $ cabal update
  Downloading the latest package list from
  dieVerbatim: user error (cabal: '/bin/curl' exited with an error:
  curl: (18) transfer closed with 29508193 bytes remaining to read


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