Bug 172858 - yumex does not support http_proxy for use behind firewalls
yumex does not support http_proxy for use behind firewalls
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yumex (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Lauridsen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2005-11-10 12:01 EST by Herb Lewis
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-20 00:05:54 EST
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Description Herb Lewis 2005-11-10 12:01:30 EST
Description of problem:
yumex does not seem to use the http_proxy environment variable so it will
not work behind my firewall

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start yumex behind a firewall that requires http_proxy
2. fails in initializing repositories
Actual results:
fails initializing repositories

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Comment 1 Tim Lauridsen 2005-11-10 15:24:34 EST
I now there is some problems with proxys, it look like the proxy settings in
yum.conf dont work from yumex, i dont no why.
I cant test it because dont have access to a system behind a proxy firewall.

I have descripted a work around here:


Until i find a good solution.
Comment 2 Tim Lauridsen 2005-11-20 00:05:54 EST
I have added a proxy feature to the current CVS release, it will be included in
the next public release.

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