Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 206941
rhn_register proxy settings are not copied accross to yum
Last modified: 2013-01-10 03:55:24 EST
Description of problem:
Setting proxy settings in rhn_register (which updates /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date
with proxy settings), is not copied accross to /etc/yum.conf.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run rhn_register and set proxy settings
2. Look in yum.conf and proxy settings are not set
My expectation is that yum.conf should be modified to reflect proxy settings in
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(In reply to comment #4)
> IMO the proxy config settings should stay in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date, since
> they're used by other RHN tools.
> Furthermore, I don't think it would be correct to alter the proxy behaviour for
> all yum repos. We only want to use these proxy settings with RHN. This would be
> consistant with how up2date worked.
So how yum + rhn works with proxies now (after modifiing for this bug) is at run
time we read the up2date config file, and if there is a proxy configured, then
we will use that for RHN yum repos, and only the RHN repos.
This blocker corresponds to release criteria 19c5: yum connects through
authenticated/unauthenticated http proxy from client to RHN
This should be fixed as of yum-rhn-plugin-0.1.9-3
*yum from client through RHN proxy through http proxy to RHN works
*yum from client through http proxy to RHN works
The proxy settings from /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date are used; no proxy settings
are in /etc/yum.conf.
Closing as the fixes are included in the latest RHEL5 trees (20061111.0)