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Bug#157759: Bug#445985: environment proxy settings

Tim Connors <reportbug@rather.puzzling.org> writes:

> I strongly object to the proxy environment variable overriding that in the
> conf file, because the apt.conf setting is more specific and is purely for
> apt, and has likely been set by the sysadmin specifically to suite the
> properties of debian packages -- large, and likely to be updated on a lot
> of machines.  So if you are using apt-cacher, and all of your machines use
> apt-cacher for the apt proxy, then you can set it as the proxy for apt
> only, and everything else can keep using your squid proxy.
> If the sysadmin (who is the only person running apt -- it's not like its
> going to be carelessly run by someone who didn't deliberately set up their
> system this way) wanted to use the same proxy as that contained in the
> environment variable, then they wouldn't have set the proxy in the
> apt.conf file in the first place.  But there are many reasons why he
> wouldn't want to go the other way and remove his default setting just for
> the sake of apt.

I'm on same page of you.

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