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Old 10th July 2012, 02:12 AM
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using yum through automatic proxy configuration url


I am using the internet through a goverment proxy. I am trying to update using "yum". This does not seem to work. I do not have yumex installed, and since I can't use yum, I can't install yumex.

Is there a way to get yum (and Klamav) through an automaticly updating proxy configuration url?

I am using fedora 16.
My version of yum is yum-3.4.3-7.fc16.noarch.
This url, directly below, from 2010 states that yum is not able to do this. Is this still true?
I have tried various protocals from the following urls.
I had modified my files as such:

# .bash_profile

# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
. ~/.bashrc

# User specific environment and startup programs

#export http_proxy=http://wpad.bnl.gov/wpad.dat:3128/
#export ftp_proxy=http://wpad.bnl.gov/wpad.dat:3128/
#export no_proxy=.wpad.bnl.gov/wpad.dat:3128/
#export HTTP_PROXY=
#export FTP_PROXY=http://wpad.bnl.gov/wpad.dat:3128/
#export http_proxy=
#export ftp_proxy=
#export no_proxy=.s154.bnl.gov
#export HTTP_PROXY=
#export FTP_PROXY=
export http_proxy


export PATH


export http_proxy=http://proxy.sec.bnl.local:3128
export ftp_proxy=http://proxy.sec.bnl.local:3128
export no_proxy=.s154.bnl.gov
export HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy.sec.bnl.local:3128
export FTP_PROXY=http://proxy.sec.bnl.local:3128


# The proxy server - proxy server: port number

# This is the default, if you make this bigger yum won't see if the metadata
# is newer on the remote and so you'll "gain" the bandwidth of not having to
# download the new metadata and "pay" for it by yum not having correct
# information.
# It is esp. important, to have correct metadata, for distributions like
# Fedora which don't keep old packages around. If you don't like this checking
# interupting your command line usage, it's much better to have something
# manually check the metadata once an hour (yum-updatesd will do this).
# metadata_expire=90m

# PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
# in /etc/yum.repos.d

export http_proxy=http://proxy.sec.bnl.local:3128
export ftp_proxy=http://proxy.sec.bnl.local:3128
export no_proxy=.s154.bnl.gov
export HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy.sec.bnl.local:3128
export FTP_PROXY=http://proxy.sec.bnl.local:3128

#export http_proxy=
#export ftp_proxy=
#export no_proxy=.s154.bnl.gov
#export HTTP_PROXY=
#export FTP_PROXY=

#setenv http_proxy=
#setenv ftp_proxy=
#setenv no_proxy=.s154.bnl.gov
#setenv HTTP_PROXY=
#setenv FTP_PROXY=
setenv HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy.sec.bnl.local:3128
setenv http_proxy=http://proxy.sec.bnl.local:3128
setenv ftp_proxy=http://proxy.sec.bnl.local:3128
setenv no_proxy=.s154.bnl.gov
setenv HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy.sec.bnl.local:3128
setenv FTP_PROXY=http://proxy.sec.bnl.local:3128

I had tried various urls, and schemes of hashing/unhashing variables in files. I check the varialbes by "echo $<varialbe_name>" in the command prombt.

The errors I recieve are below:

$ sudo yum check-update
Loaded plugins: dellsysid, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugi...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] curl#5 - "Couldn't resolve proxy"
Trying other mirror.
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/mirrorl...a-16&arch=i386 error was
14: curl#5 - "Couldn't resolve proxy"
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/mirrorl...d-16&arch=i386 error was
14: curl#5 - "Couldn't resolve proxy"
http://download.skype.com/linux/repo...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] curl#5 - "Couldn't resolve proxy"
Trying other mirror.
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] curl#5 - "Couldn't resolve proxy"
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again

If I am unable to do this with the current version of yum (or Klamav), could you still point out how to do this with the newest vesrion of the programs?

---------- Post added at 08:12 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:53 PM ----------


Sorry if I am replying to my message, but I have tried to solve the problem with no avail.

The recent progress includes me trying to install yumex via my browser because I read that you could easily configure yumex with a proxy. That went fine, but when I try to select repositories, yumex closes with errors.

When I run yumex -n and deselect all of the repositories except the Adobe repo. I still have some functionality to yumex. Yumex is able to tell me what packages I need to download to update flash. However, when I try to update flash, I get the following errors:

20:12:20 : WARNING: Failure getting http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux...ease.i386.rpm:
20:12:20 : WARNING: Trying other mirror.
20:12:20 : ERROR: Error in yum Transaction : [u'Errors were encountered while downloading packages.', 'flash-plugin- failure: flash-plugin- from adobe-linux-i386: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.']

Any help would be great

Last edited by todd987345; 28th July 2012 at 04:30 AM.
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