We have been running a mirror of Hackage package repository
which we use internally for the FP Complete Haskell Centre's IDE,
building Stackage, and other purposes. This has been an
open secret, but now we're making it official.
To use it, replace the
remote-repo line in your
~/.cabal/config with the following:
cabal update, and you're all set.
This mirror is updated every half-hour. It is statically hosted
on Amazon S3 so downtime should be very rare (Amazon claims 99.99%
The mirror does not include the HTML documentation. However,
documentation for a large set of packages.
We have also released our
hackage-mirror tool. It takes care of efficiently updating a
static mirror of Hackage on S3, should anyone wish to host their
own. While the official hackage-server has its own support for
our tool differs in that it does not require running a
hackage-server process to host the mirror.
HTTPS for Stackage
On a tangentially related note, we have enabled TLS for www.stackage.org. Since
cabal-install does not support TLS at this time, we have not
set up an automatic redirect from insecure connections to the
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