[Sugar-devel] [OLPC-AU] Software Update and HTTP proxies

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Wed Jan 19 20:31:29 EST 2011

On 20 January 2011 09:44, Jerry Vonau <jvonau at shaw.ca> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-01-20 at 08:51 +1100, James Cameron wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 12:53:15AM +1100, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> Ok, you can define the proxy in .gconf/system/http_proxy with gnome or
> gconftool-2 but the variables don't enter sugar's environment.

Thinking aloud: maybe we could have a script that reads the gconf
value and duplicates it as an environment variable?

>> In environments with the XS School Server, a transparent proxy can be
>> configured.  That's one of the main benefits, in my opinion.

That is true. However, most schools don't have an XS. We want this to
change, but it'll take time.


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