[Yum] Still hopeless on getting proxy to work

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Sun Mar 5 01:26:27 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-02-26 at 09:49 +0100, mbylander at legionaries.org wrote:
> Seth Vidal wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: seth vidal [mailto:skvidal at linux.duke.edu]
> > Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 11:53 PM
> > To: Yellowdog Updater, Modified
> > Subject: RE: [Yum] Still hopeless on getting proxy to work
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 1. what kind of proxy is it? Do you know the vendor?
> I believe it is some flavor of Microsoft proxy, combined with Websense. It operates on port 80 and requires domain, username and password. Domain and username can be given together in the format DOMAIN\USERNAME. In bash, this has to be escaped, of course, to DOMAIN\\USERNAME. 
> The various proxy environment variables are all set to:
> $ sudo echo $http_proxy
> Password:
> http://DOMAIN\USERNAME:password@
> and this is sufficient for most programs that want to access the
> Internet (exceptions being yum, rpm, and up2date -- back when it still
> worked for Fedora  all written in Python, which makes me suspect the
> libraries there...)

rpm didn't work? B/c rpm is in C, not in python.

However up2date not working makes me think the python urllib module
hates that proxy, as well.

We might just be stuck in this situation. Out of morbid curiosity - what
happens if you use an ftp-based mirror? :)


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