Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 752940
anacoda works poorly behind a proxy
Last modified: 2011-11-14 16:43:13 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to install Fedora 16 behind a proxy, there are several issues. The most important one is that it takes *several minutes* for NetworkManager.
The second issue is that there is no step to configure a proxy; it's only after repository fetching fails, and if the user happens to click in 'edit repository' (which is unintuitive), that the user might see an option for proxies. Then, it's still not ideal, because it's per repository, so it has to be configured multiple times.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to install Fedora behind a proxy
It's incredibly painful; takes too long, configure has to be typed multiple times.
Smooth; no delays, configuration typed once.
You should be able to use the proxy=URL cmdline option to specify the proxy.
If this doesn't work, please attach your logs from /tmp/*log as individual plain/text files.
(In reply to comment #1)
> You should be able to use the proxy=URL cmdline option to specify the proxy.
That's completely unfriendly to the user. There must be an option to set the proxy while setting up the network.
I'll assume that works then. If not, please reopen with logs.
(In reply to comment #3)
> I'll assume that works then. If not, please reopen with logs.
It works *poorly*. Do you want me to open a bug report specifying that it must be specified in UI? Would you like me to change the summary of this bug? How about contacting the design team so that they can point out that it's horrible user interface?
logs. or leave it closed. We're not going to add UI elements for the dozens of possible cmdline options we support.