Bug 494864 - no way to give proxy option to yum easily
no way to give proxy option to yum easily
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-08 08:55 EDT by stef
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:08 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-04-08 09:01:47 EDT
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Description stef 2009-04-08 08:55:33 EDT
Description of problem:
When you are behind a proxy server to access the world you have to give the option 'proxy=http://proxy.mydomain:port' in the /etc/yum.conf file.

However you have to edit manually this file since no GUI tool can give this option.
The 'Software Update Preferences' and 'Software Sources' tools does not give any option to specify an proxy, and the proxy preferences in 'Network Proxy Preferences' are just ignored.

A more user friendly tool is necessary here.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.be behind a proxy server
2.try to use yum or the 'Update System' tool
Actual results:
fails due to being unable to get the repositories

Expected results:
yum uses the proxy preference defined in 'Network Proxy Preferences' or a new option in 'Software Sources'

Additional info:
Comment 1 seth vidal 2009-04-08 09:01:47 EDT
You can also define the proxy environment variable which yum will honor, like most other applications on the system do.
Comment 2 stef 2009-04-08 09:22:19 EDT
This is also true, but nevertheless you have to manually edit your .profile or your /etc/yum.conf, a graphical tool would be much more user-friendly for this.
Comment 3 seth vidal 2009-04-08 09:36:02 EDT
you can just set the proxy value on the commandline

PROXY=http://myproxy/ yum install foo

if you want a graphical app for setting environment variables I think you'll need to find a program dedicated to doing that b/c I don't think it is a yum bug.

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