Wed 29 Aug 2012
Luite Stegeman has a mirror of the packages from Hackage.
He uses it to power his incredibly useful hdiff website.
During a Hackage outage, you can set up your local cabal configuration to point to it instead by (temporarily) replacing the remote-repo in your
~/.cabal/config file with:
and then running
If you use travis-ci, you can avoid build failures during hackage outages by first copying that config to ~/.cabal/config during before_install. -- You'll still be stuck waiting while it first tries to refresh from the real hackage server, but it only adds a few minutes to buildbot times.