Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125917
RFE: Proxy support for http/ftp
Last modified: 2010-07-01 16:56:18 EDT
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Description of problem:
Add proxy server support for installer
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Never propted for proxy ip/port
Has anyone thought about using a proxy server for installations?
Caching proxy servers could offer a lot of benefit for administrators.
Gaining the speed of a local repository without the difficulty of
setting one up.
A large chunk of it is someone writing the code, especially for the
loader (first stage) of the install process.
Can't some code be taken from another distribution? It's implemented
almost everywhere. There are many people in company/university
networks that have no direct acces to the internet, so it would be
nice if this worked in core3.
urlgrabber has support for HTTP and FTP proxies, which makes things on the
second stage a lot more simple, though that doesn't buy us anything in the loader.
I've seen the option in Mandriva... it's a real shame we don't have this
functionality in Fedora.
Any news or movement on this RFE?
It already was there in RHL 6.0:
+1 for proxy support
I just hit a bug while installing rawhide via internet: I'm in a network
currently where ftp traffice is routed directly to the internet, but http
traffic is only allowed via proxy. So I tried to install rawhide via ftp. That
worked in general -- but then I activated "Fedora Extras" in the package
selection screen. It seems anaconda then tried to connect to a http server,
naturally failed, and forced me to re-start the installation process. :-(
I tried a light kickstart file with simply:
that I place on a local install server, intending that to get me extras. Problem
with this seems to be that Anaconda skips the additional repo section of the
installer when it detects kickstart.
scratch the kickstart approach. It appears the environment variable does not get
picked up by anaconda; I suppose its too late w/ as Anaconda is already running.
See the quick Anaconda proxy patch over here:
Suggest marking this as a duplicate of 14988 "anaconda should query for proxy"
Adding FutureFeature keyword to RFE's.
*** Bug 461471 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 479452 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 505118 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(In reply to comment #5)
> It already was there in RHL 6.0:
This feature existed in F10 and prior, AFAIK, albeit one had to wait until the initial connection attempt timed out before being offered a chance to enter proxy information.
I found that attempting to use the Network Install CD with F11 is futile when behind a proxy server.
Please restore the F10 capability and provide a way to enter the proxy information before attempting connection to the repositories.
This should finally (finally!) be fixed in the next build of anaconda for F13. It won't be fixed in F12, and probably has a couple other bugs as well, but as soon as we start doing rawhide composes pulling from F13, it should be testable.