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    how to configure yum to get through proxy?

    I've installed Fedora on my computer and i am using Mozilla firefox for accessing proxy server. The problem is yum does not connect to the proxy configuration. Any help will be extremely appreciated.

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    Re: how to configure yum to get through proxy?

    To configure YUM software to use proxy use the following command :
    Code:
    http_proxy=proxy:portnum
    
    Then, export the variable:
    
    export http_proxy

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    Re: how to configure yum to get through proxy?

    Code:
    su -c 'gedit /etc/yum.conf
    and
    Code:
    [root@unixmen ~]# vi    /etc/bashrc
    Code:
    [root@unixmen ~]# yum   update
    are the most important command use in configuration.yum reads it's proxy info. from /etc/yum.conf ...To enable all yum operations to use a proxy server, you need to declare the proxy server details in /etc/yum.conf. By default, yum accesses network repositories with HTTP. To Using yum with a Proxy Server edit and configure yum.conf to enable update through proxy server.

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    Re: how to configure yum to get through proxy?

    If your proxy server requires a username and password, specify the settings by adding proxy_username and proxy_password settings. however when using yum with yum-rhn-plugin, the RHN part takes over file downloads (due to the complexity of RHN interaction) and that uses the proxy info.

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