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

Fri Feb 17 13:22:57 UTC 2006
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>It seems that the new update system does not consider the proxy option 
>>set yum.conf. After installing  centos-yumconf-4-4.4.noarch.rpm together 
>>with the new yum packages, I was no longer able to use yum. In my case 
>>HTTP access is allowed only through a proxy. The proxy URL is configured 
>>in yum.conf.
>>If I set the environment variable http_proxy from the shell I start yum, 
>>everything works.
>>If I comment out the mirrorlist lines in CentOS-Base.repo yum is working 
>>fine without setting http_proxy environment variable (using the proxy 
>>defined in yum.conf).
>>Anyone else seeing this or am I doing something wrong?
> Try it with the 4-4.5 as it uses port 80 instead of port 81 ... which
> might make it better.

that will fix this problem here.

> To be honest, I don't know if the mirrorlist selects will use the proxy
> settings of yum or not.

it will work fine. the issue here seems to be the :81 / :80 issue.

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