[Haskell-cafe] cabal update doesn't work on Windows XP

Bayley, Alistair Alistair.Bayley at invesco.com
Thu Jun 3 08:08:11 EDT 2010

> 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.

Do you use an http proxy? If so, you'll need to set the HTTP_PROXY env


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