Bug 499085 - Can't fetch https:// through proxy
Can't fetch https:// through proxy
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 493805 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-05-05 03:08 EDT by Stefan Becker
Modified: 2010-06-28 08:22 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: anaconda-13.0-1
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 08:22:13 EDT
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Description Stefan Becker 2009-05-05 03:08:25 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):

How reproducible:
Tried several times during the same install with different proxy URLs.

Additional info:

* 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.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 11:09:43 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 2 Andy Lindeberg 2009-08-04 15:32:34 EDT
*** Bug 493805 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2009-09-30 13:41:18 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Mike Hanafey 2009-10-09 09:04:53 EDT
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
yum update
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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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 08:22:13 EDT
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