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Bug#888829: wpad-extract broken on stretch

Hi Mike,

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 12:17:10PM +0000, Mike Gabriel wrote:
> On  Di 30 Jan 2018 13:01:23 CET, Mike Gabriel wrote:
> > On Debian Edu stretch, the proxy settings do not get updated from WPAD.
> > Cause is the wpad-extract script in /usr/share/debian-edu-config/tools.
> > It returns nothing when executed.

AFAICT the wpad-extract script is working ok if /etc/environment has 
this content (like it should have):

While /usr/share/debian-edu-config/tools/update-proxy-from-wpad works ok 
on a main server and correctly rewrites an emptied environment file, the 
script seems to fail on clients: all three variables are unset. No idea 
why this happens.

So I figure rather this script to be the culprit, 'proxy' is working ok.

Please check if you can reproduce it. (Remember to logout/login again 
after any change done to /etc/environment.)  

> I'd like to prepare a stretch-pu upload of d-e-c with that wpad-extract
> script fixed. (Do you also observe it as broken on a Debian Edu stretch
> system?)
> Would there be other atomic fixes that are valid for a stretch-pu?

See https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/Status/Stretch
Not sure if these are suitable for pu, though.
> Could you please comment on the reason behind switching from "proxy" to
> "pactester" in wpad-extract?
> (We need a good reason for the release team...).

I wasn't able to get 'proxy' working on Buster, maybe due to KDE 


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