C:\Documents and Settings\Tim>cabal update
Downloading the latest package list from hackage.haskell.org
Warning: http error: Network.Browser.request: Error raised ErrorParse
"parseResponseHead Response status line parse failure: <html>\r\n"
cabal: Network.Browser.request: Error raised ErrorParse "parseResponseHead
Response status line parse failure: <html>\r\n"
Issue is present on a windows xp machine with fresh install of the latest haskell platform. Remains present when cabal install is replaced with the latest version:
C:\Documents and Settings\Tim>cabal --version
cabal-install version 184.108.40.206
using version 1.18.1 of the Cabal library
This computer has no issues accessing the internet though any other software:
C:\Documents and Settings\Tim>ping google.com
Pinging google.com [220.127.116.11] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 18.104.22.168: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=59
Reply from 22.214.171.124: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=59
Ping statistics for 126.96.36.199:
Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 2ms, Average = 1ms
And does not use any proxy settings.
Please re-open if this is still an issue with cabal-install-1.22.