[CentOS] Http proxy set in yum.conf is not working for the new yum mirrorlist system

Sat Feb 18 23:20:13 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Fri, 2006-02-17 at 08:16 -0600, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-02-17 at 13:39 +0000, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> > Radu Radutiu wrote:
> > > I am using 4-4.5. The proxy only allows port 80 and it works if I set 
> > > the http_proxy environment variable but not the yum.conf proxy 
> > > configuration.
> > 
> > can you post the output from :
> > rpm -q yum centos-yumconf
> > rpm -Vv centos-yumconf
> > 
> > and also post your main yum.conf file here.
> > 
> > - K
> OK ... I think that we have now confirmed that the default yum behavior
> is not to enable the proxy information in it's config file until after
> it has already obtained the mirror information.
> This is a yum design issue and when it enables the proxy information.
> We are going to look to see if it is possible to make the mirrorlist
> selection happen through the proxy info provided by yum.conf ... in the
> meantime, please leave the proxy information in your ENV ... or pass it
> in when you issue the yum command.
> Thanks for you feedback in helping to make CentOS better.

We have a new yum RPM that uses the proxy to select the mirrorlists if
one is defined in yum.conf or in a .repo file.

The new yum is available here for testing:


(yum is a noarch RPM and this version should work on all centos-4

This will be released after it is tested and we know it works, so please
reply to this posting if you have a proxy server and yum was not working
for you before.

Johnny Hughes
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