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Re: yum from cron setting http_proxy

On Wed, 2004-07-14 at 02:07 +0200, Enrico Scholz wrote:
> skvidal phy duke edu (seth vidal) writes:
> >> But be warned; yum's proxy support is not complete as it does not
> >> support $no_proxy. Seems to be a general problem: the thing which is
> >> called "webbrowser" in Gnome2 does not have this either. :(
> >
> > s/yum/python's/
> >
> > http_proxy is not a function of yum it is done via urllib in python.
> I know; every python application will have to implement its own methods
> for proxy-handling. A major flaw in the python HTTP classes.
> The missing GSSAPI/SPNEGO support is another flaw... ;)

The proxy handling in yum-HEAD is much improved for setting proxy
options. It is set per-repository stanza so you don't have one global,
clumsy proxy variable to work with.

GSSAPI/SPNEGO is a whole other level of use and I'm not sure it's worth
pursuing at all.


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