[CentOS] Yum Issue

Clint Dilks clintd at scms.waikato.ac.nz
Wed Jan 6 21:09:02 UTC 2010


John R Pierce wrote:
> Clint Dilks wrote:
>   
>> and now
>>
>> export http_proxy="http://<user>:\\/alid at proxy.example.com:80
>>     
>
> ok, i bet i know what the problem is here.  the / is a stop character in 
> UR syntax, as its a path seperatorL, used to seperate a path.     I'm 
> guessing you shoudl avoid / \ ; @ % and maybe , ? &  and * in your 
> passwords.   ` ` ! #  ^ ( ) - _ = + [ ] { } | ; < > should be safe. 
> unless I"m forgetting something.
>
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Hi this is the issue but there is a solution other than avoiding these 
characters  URL Escaping

See
http://www.december.com/html/spec/esccodes.html

So my example becomes

export http_proxy=http://<user>:%5C%2Falid at proxy.example.com:80 which works.

Thanks to all who assisted with this :)




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