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F9: system wide proxy settings at install


I was having some issues with firefox on F8t3 today, so I moved
aside my .mozilla directory to re-generate the default setup.
However, firefox wouldn't restart because it's looking for updates or
something and I'm behind a mandatory web proxy/cache.

Copying in my old prefs.js file gets me running again.

I can't tell you how many times I have to set application
specific settings to get past the proxy - wget, php pear, yum, firefox (!),
rkhunter, extra Fedora software during install, etc, etc.

For FC9, how about setting a proxy early in the installer and using this
for all web-using applications ?

I appreciate there are many outstanding requests/bug reports to do with
proxies, so I'm just trying to raise its profile a bit.

Many thanks

Ian Thurlbeck                http://www.stams.strath.ac.uk/
Statistics and Modelling Science, University of Strathclyde
Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow, UK,  G1 1XH
Tel: +44 (0)141 548 3667           Fax: +44 (0)141 552 2079

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