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Re: [Chicken-users] Chicken-install and http_proxy

From: Felix
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Chicken-install and http_proxy
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 23:26:32 +0200 (CEST)

From: Stephen Eilert <address@hidden>
Subject: [Chicken-users] Chicken-install and http_proxy
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 22:53:57 -0300

> Hi guys,
> It is standard for Linux to configure HTTP proxies using the http_proxy 
> environment variable, as I had to discover painfully at work. Graphical tools 
> (like Gnome's proxy settings) will even set it automatically.
> The -proxy option in chicken-install is handy. However, by recognizing the 
> env variable, chicken-install is able to use the system proxy automatically.
> So, attached is a proposed patch. Some possible improvements:
> * Add support for proxy authentication. The proxy at work actually requires 
> this, but I have setup a local proxy to forward the requests, so that apps 
> that don't support it will work. Or, at least, it should complain if a 
> username/password combination is detected (like 
> http://user:address@hidden:port";). 
> Comments?

Thanks for the patch! - I have applied it to the experimental branch and
it will be available in the next (minor) release.


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