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Fedora 19 yum proxy setting [closed]

asked 2013-05-29 03:54:45 -0600

japo gravatar image

updated 2013-06-03 06:51:40 -0600

Does anybody know how to go behind the proxy with fedora 19? If I add the proxy= … Proxy_username=… ,proxy_password=… lines in my yum.conf file it still won’t work thanks

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close date 2013-08-11 15:17:58.088661


It should work. Could you please add a sample configuration you use (certainly without actual username/password/proxy URL)? What kind of output do you get? You can also put your proxy info into http_proxy AND https_proxy environment variables: export http_proxy= and export https_proxy=$http_proxy

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2013-06-13 02:09:07 -0600 )edit

yum doesn't pick proxy information from the environment variables as far as I know. The only place it takes this info is from the yum.conf file.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-06-13 07:06:56 -0600 )edit

I have used environment variables with yum in the past. And I tested Yum right now with a fake proxy (e.g. which doesn't exist) and put it into http_proxy AND https_proxy variables. Now, yum is unable to connect to anywhere. So, it seems that it works. :)

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2013-06-13 15:00:41 -0600 )edit

i had added the following lines in the yum.conf [without quotes] "proxy=http://myproxyaddress:8080" proxy_username=user proxy_password=passwd

and export the environment variables for http_proxy and https_proxy but i yum is unable to connect and give following error..

[root@fedora19 ~]# yum update Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: fedora/19/x86_64. Please verify its path and try again [root@fedora19 ~]#

ashishsinghdev gravatar imageashishsinghdev ( 2013-08-11 09:56:18 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-06-11 06:10:35 -0600

hi download python-urlgrabber-3.9.1-27.fc19.noarch.rpm (last package form update-testing) and optionally last yum package, this work for me. regard Roberto Freguia

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answered 2013-06-12 21:36:01 -0600

mhjacks gravatar image

I think you need the following settings if you have a proxy that requires authentication:

proxy= (or differ

The keys are probably case sensitive. I have used Fedora 19 with an authetnicating proxy successfully with these settings.

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answered 2013-05-30 05:29:37 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

As far as I know, the only way of providing proxy information to yum is via yum.conf. Please double check if you've used the correct information. I've used it and it works.

man yum.conf #for details.

Please note that this is only for yum. For the rest, you can use your desktop environment's settings.

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answered 2013-06-14 04:09:16 -0600

japo gravatar image

Thank for the reply, I find out that if I connect my device immediately to the network and then do the first “yum update “ it works after that. So I didn’t try the python-urlgrabber-3.9.1-27.fc19 solution as mentioned before but it probably can work also. Thanks

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answered 2013-06-13 06:36:14 -0600

q2dg gravatar image

What about dnf?

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dnf will follow the same configuration options as yum.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-06-13 07:06:02 -0600 )edit

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