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Bug 251452 - Error in the proxy configuration section of "Managing Software with Yum" document
Error in the proxy configuration section of "Managing Software with Yum" docu...
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: software-management-guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: eric@christensenplace.us
Paul W. Frields
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Reported: 2007-08-09 02:09 EDT by tony
Modified: 2008-01-23 08:00 EST (History)
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Description tony 2007-08-09 02:09:38 EDT
Description of problem: In the latest version of "Managing Software With Yum"
(1.31), in Section 11.1, Example 4, there is an error in the format of the
"proxy=" line. 

In the document it is shown as: proxy=http://mycache.mydomain.com:3128

It should be: proxy=http://mycache.mydomain.com:3128/

ie, it should have a trailing '/'.

The proxy setting will not work is this slash is omitted. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 1.31
Comment 1 Dave Russell 2007-10-23 11:06:03 EDT
Current yum-3.2.7-1.fc8 works without the trailing slash.

i.e. proxy=http://user:password@web-proxy.test.com:8080

Please retry with the latest version.
Comment 2 eric@christensenplace.us 2008-01-16 11:31:05 EST
Tony, are you still seeing the problem with the proxy= variable?
Comment 3 Karsten Wade 2008-01-16 23:24:11 EST
Reassigning ...
Comment 4 tony 2008-01-17 01:28:12 EST
Eric, I accept that the problem has been fixed in later versions of yum, but if
you're using an earlier version then the problem persists. 

For this reason, I think the documentation should either include the ending '/'
or a comment be added.
Comment 5 eric@christensenplace.us 2008-01-17 08:25:09 EST
Tony, what version is this still a problem with?
Comment 6 tony 2008-01-18 01:21:26 EST
The one that's with RHEL4.
Comment 7 eric@christensenplace.us 2008-01-18 13:39:37 EST
(In reply to comment #6)
> The one that's with RHEL4.

So this isn't a problem in FC6, F7, or F8?
Comment 8 eric@christensenplace.us 2008-01-23 08:00:06 EST
A note has been added to the existing documentation that this may be a problem.
 Will confirm with yum developers.

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