Uniform Proxy Settings

Kulbir Saini kulbirsaini at students.iiit.ac.in
Thu Oct 2 09:01:56 UTC 2008

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.


    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.
    2. Codeina (0.10.1-9.fc10) will behave the same.
    3. Revisor (2.1.0-1rc7.fc9) will not even obey http_proxy/ftp_proxy 
env variable settings. It has to be set in revisor.conf via proxy option.
    .... and the list continues.

    Do we have any plans in near future to force a single location where 
proxy will be set and all other applications must read/write settings 
from/to that location? so that we can set different proxies (in case 
somebody needs) for different applications at that particular location.

Thank you,
Kulbir Saini,
Computer Science and Engineering,
International Institute of Information Technology,
Hyderbad, India - 500032.

My Home-Page: http://saini.co.in/
My Web-Blog: http://fedora.co.in/

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