Bug 252460 - yum lacks proxy setting directions
Summary: yum lacks proxy setting directions
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 7
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-08-16 05:27 UTC by Alex Oboimov
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-09-13 18:58:05 UTC

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Description Alex Oboimov 2007-08-16 05:27:06 UTC
Description of problem:
During installation I am invited to enter network settings, all but proxy
settings. Sitting behind corporate firewall I immediately experience problem
when adding alternative repositaries URLs - repo test fails.
Next, during firstboot I have an opportunity to enter my proxy server data but
these are never reflected in yum config (in Firefox properties neither).

Yum.conf file is misplaced. After copying it to /etc/yum/yum.conf I am ignorant
of necessity to maintain both copies.

Yum man page does not contain directions on proxy line syntax. Only by
hit-and-miss way I found it to be 
     proxy=http://proxy.server.com:3128 .

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
yum 3.2.0

How reproducible:
Every f7 installation in LAN behind firewall 

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
proxy connection is not configured during installation. Yum configuration after
installation is non transparent.

Expected results:
Installation process is complemented with proxy connection settings. Yum man
page is appended

Additional info:

Comment 1 Alex Oboimov 2007-08-16 06:13:28 UTC
I mean yum.conf man page of course...

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2007-09-13 18:58:05 UTC
Proxy can also be set in yum.conf and this is specified in the man page

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