Bug 70698 - Summary screen doesn't work if you are behind a proxy
Summary screen doesn't work if you are behind a proxy
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2002-08-04 05:32 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description Need Real Name 2002-08-04 05:32:10 EDT
Description of Problem:
The summary (RDF) channels do not work if the machine is behind a proxy. Instead
of seeing the summary, evolution displays an "Error downloading RDF" message.

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How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run evolution
2. subscribe to some summary channels
3. go to the summary page

Actual Results:
Evolution is unable to load the RDF

Expected Results:
Should see the list of summaries for slashdot, the register (for example).

Additional Information:
There does not seem to be a place within evolution for specifying the proxy.

I have specified a default proxy for gnome to use, but evolution doesn't seem to
know it's there.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-08-04 11:45:41 EDT
That's because evolution is a GNOME1 app and so doesn't use the GNOME 2 proxy
settings.  To set the proxy settings evolution uses (used to be done from
nautilus... but nautilus uses gnome2 now) you can do the following (from the
Ximian support database)

1. Open a terminal.
2. Enter the command:
gconftool-1 --type=bool --set /system/gnome-vfs/use-http-proxy "TRUE"

3. Then, enter the command:
gconftool-1 --type=string --set /system/gnome-vfs/http-proxy-host "your-proxy-url"

4. Then, enter the command:
gconftool-1 --type=int --set /system/gnome-vfs/http-proxy-port "8080"

5. some other useful options are:
gconftool-1 --type=BOOL --set /system/gnome-vfs/http-proxy-authorization "TRUE"
gconftool-1 --type=STRING --set /system/gnome-vfs/proxy-authorization-user
gconftool-1 --type=STRING --set
/system/gnome-vfs/http-proxy-authorization-password "PASSWORD"

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