Bug 883562 - Support http proxy for retrieving root image
Summary: Support http proxy for retrieving root image
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 19
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Will Woods
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-12-04 21:33 UTC by Brad Hinson
Modified: 2015-02-17 14:35 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 14:35:57 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Brad Hinson 2012-12-04 21:33:21 UTC
Description of problem:
Currently root= points to install.img on fedoraproject.org:


However, in order to reach this site, a proxy is required.  Please add support in dracut for http proxy via kernel commandline.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Comment 1 Tom Huegel 2012-12-04 22:08:05 UTC
This looks like a documentation error not a programming error.
I added the "http_proxy=" parameter and it worked (at least as far as the boot goes).
The doc has the parameter as "proxy=" which doesn't work.            


Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2012-12-05 15:14:22 UTC
What documentation did you use?

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2012-12-05 20:08:07 UTC

I know wwoods has new docs available given the inst.* stuff he did in dracut, but I do not know where he's keeping them or what their state is.  So I guess I'll reassign.

Comment 4 Brad Hinson 2012-12-06 14:43:16 UTC
fyi, opened on behalf of tehuegel@gmail.com.  I wasn't aware of the http_proxy option, proxy listed as future update on http://wwoods.fedorapeople.org/doc/boot-options.html#_proxy

Comment 5 Dan Horák 2012-12-06 14:48:53 UTC
I think setting the http_proxy variable works because dracut doesn't process it and it's propagated to environment where curl used for downloading the images understands it. So either the docs need update for http_proxy= or dracut should understand proxy=

Comment 6 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 18:02:12 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

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