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Bug 431 - Instructions for using a proxy server
Summary: Instructions for using a proxy server
Alias: None
Product: [OLD] Docs-user
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Grant Goodyear (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-01-30 06:13 UTC by Anton Emmerfors
Modified: 2003-02-04 19:42 UTC (History)
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Description Anton Emmerfors 2002-01-30 06:13:23 UTC
In section 10 (before code listing 18) it would be useful to indicate how to 
use a proxy if this is required. Perhaps something along the lines of:

If your Internet access is going through a proxy server exporting the 
environement variable http_proxy will help. The format is http_proxy=http://
[<user>:<pass>@]<proxyname>:<port>. E.g.

# export http_proxy=
Comment 1 Grant Goodyear (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-02-06 14:35:35 UTC
Proxy info should be set in /etc/make.conf.  I've modifed the standard make.conf,
added a note to the build docs, and modified so that the proxy
values in /etc/make.conf actually get used for the bootstrap.  At the moment
the only visible change will be  The site needs to be updated 
for the doc change to be seen, and /etc/make.conf will be updated with the
next version of portage.
Comment 2 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-12-15 21:05:40 UTC
Trying to clean out the docs-depricated so that I can close the catergory ...