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[Bug 458708] when "enable proxy" checkbox unchecked in yast->networkservices->proxy, proxy is still enabled
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  • Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 15:05:33 -0700 (MST)
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458708

User zOOmER.gm@xxxxxxxxx added comment
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458708#c11





--- Comment #11 from zOOm_ER zOOm_ER <zOOmER.gm@xxxxxxxxx> 2009-01-21 15:05:32
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I'm not a libzypp developer so I don't know what is the real incentive behind
using this "mixed" approach (env. variables AND config files). Maybe it is
because of installation, where you can define proxy URL in the middle of
installation workflow and having already running processes pick up a new env.
variable is tricky, if not completely impossible, so we read .curlrc instead.
can libzypp developers be contacted anyhow, to comment on this?

Anyway, even if YaST and libzypp became that type of application that does not
make use of $http_proxy env. variable, there is still a bunch of others, when
this will simply never happen - especially those old-school well-established
text-mode utils - wget, lynx, (e)links to mention just a few.
for text-mode utils there is possibility to modify their environment variables
from the shell, which starts them. there is no such possibility for for
libzypp...

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