[Haskell-cafe] cabal update doesn't work on Windows XP
jtod at dcs.gla.ac.uk
Thu Jun 3 07:43:45 EDT 2010
Has anyone managed to get cabal to run on Windows? I'm running Windows
XP. There are lots of other things, including old version of Haskell
tools, installed, but it's too costly to try installing cabal on a fresh
Whenever I do cabal update, the response is "Unsuccessful HTTP code
403". That looks like the hackage server isn't responding, but other
software tools (browsers, etc) on the computer can download the hackage
database; the only program that can't get it is cabal.
This problem occurs with all cabal 1.6, 1.8, with downloaded
executables, with versions I've compiled, with the version in the
Needless to say, these problems don't occur on Linux.
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