Debian Bug report logs - #140230
general: Ad-hoc proxy configuration

Package: general; Maintainer for general is debian-devel@lists.debian.org;

Reported by: Chris Dupuis <dupuis@syntax.com>

Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 00:48:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Done: Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org>

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From: Chris Dupuis <dupuis@syntax.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: general: Ad-hoc proxy configuration
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 16:40:18 -0800
Package: general
Version: N/A; reported 2002-03-27
Severity: normal

Configuring http/ftp proxies for a host is too complicated. There are too many
places where the administrator (or user) needs to enter the proxy configuration.
At system install time, you are prompted for the proxy settings, but these
settings appear to only be used by apt. It would be nice if there were a
global proxy configuration, which every package would use.

Incidentally, here is a list of the packages that had to be configured by hand:
wget-ssl
reportbug
konqueror
mozilla-browser

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux godot 2.4.18-586tsc #2 Wed Mar 20 20:18:44 EST 2002 i586
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C




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From: Chris Lawrence <lawrencc@debian.org>
To: Chris Dupuis <dupuis@syntax.com>, 140230@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#140230: general: Ad-hoc proxy configuration
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 23:03:03 -0600
On Mar 27, Chris Dupuis wrote:
> Package: general
> Version: N/A; reported 2002-03-27
> Severity: normal
> 
> Configuring http/ftp proxies for a host is too complicated. There are too many
> places where the administrator (or user) needs to enter the proxy configuration.
> At system install time, you are prompted for the proxy settings, but these
> settings appear to only be used by apt. It would be nice if there were a
> global proxy configuration, which every package would use.
> 
> Incidentally, here is a list of the packages that had to be configured by hand:
> wget-ssl
> reportbug
> konqueror
> mozilla-browser

All of these packages should honor the http_proxy environment
variable.  (I know reportbug does.)  Perhaps whatever is prompting for
this (I assume base-config) should add the entry to /etc/environment.


Chris
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From: Simon Richter <sjr@debian.org>
To: Chris Dupuis <dupuis@syntax.com>, <140230@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#140230: general: Ad-hoc proxy configuration
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 06:23:30 +0100 (CET)
On Wed, 27 Mar 2002, Chris Dupuis wrote:

> Configuring http/ftp proxies for a host is too complicated. There are too many
> places where the administrator (or user) needs to enter the proxy configuration.
> At system install time, you are prompted for the proxy settings, but these
> settings appear to only be used by apt. It would be nice if there were a
> global proxy configuration, which every package would use.

How about letting base-config enter them into /etc/environment?

   Simon

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From: Dmitry Borodaenko <d.borodaenko@sam-solutions.net>
To: 140230@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#140230: general: Ad-hoc proxy configuration
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 11:16:43 +0200
On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 11:02:41PM -0600, Chris Lawrence wrote:
> > Incidentally, here is a list of the packages that had to be configured by hand:
> > wget-ssl
> > reportbug
> > konqueror
> > mozilla-browser
> All of these packages should honor the http_proxy environment
> variable.  (I know reportbug does.)

So does Wget. I don't use Konqueror, but I know that Mozilla doesn't
honor environment at all, even locale setting.

> Perhaps whatever is prompting for this (I assume base-config) should
> add the entry to /etc/environment.

I solve this problem rather unusually: by installing Squid on my
machine, and setting all HTTP clients (and http_proxy) to use
localhost:3128. Extra bonus is that I only have to keep my proxy
password in one place (/etc/squid.conf) instead of a hundred different
places.

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Dmitry Borodaenko



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Message #25 received at 140230-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org>
To: 140230-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: global proxy configuration is there
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 17:15:57 +0200
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Hi,

global proxy configuration works via the http_proxy variable works with most 
programs, if not, please file seperate bugs against those packages.


regards,
	Holger
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