[Sugar-devel] [PATCH sugar] sugar-session: export manual Gnome proxy settings as $http_proxy
silbe at activitycentral.com
Mon Jan 30 07:44:29 EST 2012
Excerpts from Simon Schampijer's message of 2012-01-26 19:01:37 +0100:
[http_proxy env var vs. Gnome gconf proxy settings]
> can you give a few examples which ones are using which method? My fist
> hit was wget using the env variable . More light on that welcome.
The <protocol>_proxy environment variables are the traditional way to
configure a proxy on unices. Most non-GUI programs that can use a proxy
and don't require custom configuration will honour it.
The Gnome gconf settings are a Gnome invention, but also used by some
other GUI applications (e.g. Mozilla ).
AFAICT KDE and thus all applications based on KDE use yet another way of
configuring proxies. XFCE OTOH seems to use <procotol>_proxy.
>  http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/manual/html_node/Proxies.html
Some parts of Python (e.g. urllib.urlopen ) honour http_proxy. gio,
which is used by the (a.sl.o format) Software Updater shipped in sugar,
does not use any proxy by default and I couldn't figure out how to make
it use a proxy.
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