[Sugar-devel] Software Update and HTTP proxies

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Thu Jan 20 17:01:50 EST 2011

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 11:36:09AM +0100, Sascha Silbe wrote:
> Excerpts from James Cameron's message of Wed Jan 19 22:51:50 +0100 2011:
> > > Can it pick up the same proxy setting as Browse?
> > 
> > Browse does not use the http_proxy environment variable, so I guess not.
> Browse uses whatever xulrunner uses by default. If GConf is unavailable,
> $http_proxy ($*_proxy even) is used [1]. On most systems, however, it
> uses the same settings as Gnome [2,3] without falling back to
> $http_proxy.

Yes, putting it in more detail, we ship GConf, and GConf is typically
available, which is why Browse does not use http_proxy environment

I tested on a fresh install of 10.1.3 that Browse did not pay any
attention to http_proxy.

James Cameron

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