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Bug#89671: apt-get fails when $ftp_proxy is set ...

On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 11:52:38PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Mar 2001, Timshel Knoll wrote:
> > OK, attached are tarred/gzip strace files. apt.strace.1147 is the
> > methods/ftp one ... These were created with your suggested strace with
> > apt-get update. I killed apt-get (SIGINT) after 2 connection timeouts,
> > as I didn't think you'll need any more of the same connection timeout
> > rubbish - 2 should be plenty ... 
> The problem is that for some mysterious reason the ftp_proxy URL you are
> passing is not being properly interprited as a http URL. It isn't actually
> running the http downloader but trying to connect to your proxy as an ftp
> proxy - which is just odd.
> Do you have no_proxy set in some odd way, or have some weirdo shell or
> something? 
> I've tried your command line with no troubles at all, including various
> no_proxy permuations, so I don't know what your trouble is. Maybe you
> should try some debug statements at the bottom of ftp.cc to see whats up.
> Jason

Aah ... 'no_proxy= apt-get update' works fine. I've got no_proxy set
to "knoll.ln" (my local domain). Why this would be causing such a prob
I have no idea. "knoll.ln" resolves as (my local eth0 addr)
on my local box ...

Any idea why this would be occurring?



   Timshel Knoll <timshel@pobox.com>  for Debian email: <timshel@debian.org>
                Geomatics/Computer Science double degree, RMIT
      Debian GNU/Linux developer, see http://people.debian.org/~timshel/
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