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Bug#140230: general: Ad-hoc proxy configuration

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 Lawrence <lawrencc@debian.org> - http://www.lordsutch.com/chris/

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