Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 499085
Can't fetch https:// through proxy
Last modified: 2010-06-28 08:22:13 EDT
Description of problem:
When behind a firewall anaconda fails after a while trying to fetch the repository information and then offers to configure a proxy (Why doesn't it offer this option beforehand BTW???)
The dialog shows that it tries to fetch
But anaconda CAN'T fetch https: through a proxy. After changing https: to http: the install continued fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Tried several times during the same install with different proxy URLs.
* Proxy dialog is confusing. Label says "Proxy URL" (i.e. you need to enter full URL http://...) but then says "(hostname:port)". hostname:port ARE not accepted, only full URLs.
* While checking for the cause we also tested "wget" on the command line. wget is ALSO not able to fetch https:// through the proxy. So I guess the root cause might be that some SSL module for Perl/Python is missing.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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*** Bug 493805 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This should finally (finally!) be fixed in the next build of anaconda for F13. It won't be fixed in F12, and probably has a couple other bugs as well, but as soon as we start doing rawhide composes pulling from F13, it should be testable.
This issue refers to anaconda, but just wanted to clarify that the same problem exists after a system is installed, and "yum upgrade" is run from the command line.
With a proxy, the following sequence always fails:
yum clean all
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
I tried with two proxies, one returns status 400 (Bad Request), and the other (squid) returns 501 (Not Implemented) to the "GET https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-11&arch=x86_64 HTTP/1.1" request.
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