[CentOS] Yum / Up2date issues and mirror.centos.org

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Tue Nov 29 16:12:23 UTC 2005

William Warren wrote:
> i would rather not simply circumvent this isue...i would rather it be 
> fixed.  Like i psoted to naother person..squid is a great proxy..that is 
> unless it is one that now sucks.
> Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> William Warren wrote:
>>> Is there a timetable to fix the yum/http proxy incompatibility?  i 
>>> find it interesting this has not been addressed yet.
>>>> 3.  Another common problem is transparent proxy servers and yum.  HTTP
>>>> mirrors and yum don't work really well via transparent proxy 
>>>> servers, so
>>>> if you are using one, your best bet is to pick an FTP mirror from our
>>>> public external server list (see mirror link above) instead of
>>>> mirror.centos.org.
>> why not ask the guys who built the proxy, thats where the breakage is 
>> mostly.
>> Also, you have the option of going to a ftp mirror, and circumvent 
>> this issue.

I've not had a problem with squid, its worked fine for me - I run a few 
machines that sit behind it. But then again, not in a transparent role.

the fix you are looking for is the with proxy developers, not in yum - 
yum uses http 1.1, as long as the proxy supports it and works in a sane 
manner, you will have no problems ( that I know of ).

- K

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