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Re: Uniform Proxy Settings



On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 13:57 +0400, Pavel Alexeev (aka Pahan-Hubbitus)
wrote:
> Tim Lauridsen пишет:
> > Kulbir Saini wrote:
> >> Hi list,
> >>
> >> Whenever I try a new version of Fedora, the first problem I face is 
> >> setting the proxy. It seems for almost every application, I have to 
> >> specify proxy at a different place. We have this "System -> 
> >> Preferences -> Internet and Network -> Network Proxy" app to specify 
> >> proxy settings. But I wonder if there is some application which obeys 
> >> these settings.
> >>
> >> Examples:
> >>
> >> 1. Yum (3.2.19-3.fc10) won't fetch proxy settings from above 
> >> specified location. It has to be set via proxy option in yum.conf or 
> >> http_proxy/ftp_proxy env variable.
> > The problem is that the above is Gnome thing, so it make sense for 
> > gnome apps to use it, but yum a low level app there should work on all 
> > systems, also sytems with no GUI.
> > Tim
> >
> Yes, but it is no problem for yum optionally check this settings if it 
> is available in system, right?

Rather than instrument all apps so they can follow all desktop systems'
mechanism for setting a proxy, wouldn't it make more sense to have a
common way that all the desktops set?

-sv



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