Proxy support in PPM

New features which should be implemented in Porteus; suggestions are welcome. All questions or problems with testing releases (alpha, beta, or rc) should go in their relevant thread here, rather than the Bug Reports section.
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Proxy support in PPM

Post#1 by SJack » 05 Sep 2013, 08:56

Behind a proxy it's fiddly getting the PPM to download packages.
Can we add proxy support to PPM? Unless I've missed it of course

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Re: Proxy support in PPM

Post#2 by brokenman » 05 Sep 2013, 13:33

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll add this to my list and see if it can be done.
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Post#3 by wread » 14 Sep 2013, 12:21

Excuse me! but I couldn't find the word fiddly in google translate; I guess it means slow or sluggish. I am not a native English speaker, please help :unknown:
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Re: Proxy support in PPM

Post#4 by donald » 14 Sep 2013, 14:31

@wread
I think it means the same as "tricky" or in german = knifflig... :)

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Re: Proxy support in PPM

Post#5 by wread » 14 Sep 2013, 16:26

Well, if one works behind a proxy and the proxy is slow or tricky, then the result will be corresponding slow or tricky.
A chain is as strong as the weakest link... In other words, that should not depend on Porteus!

At the Uni we have a fast glass fiber IN connection, but at the same time they have a filter for downloads, so the students don't make their heavy downloads in the Uni instead of at home. So when I must download something, I have to circumvent the blocking using a ssl tunnel and a proxy. My downloads must be done by a slower proxy and the fast glass fiber connection cannot make it faster, a pity.

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Re: Proxy support in PPM

Post#6 by Hamza » 14 Oct 2013, 13:55

Just use the following command:

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export http_proxy="http://username:password@1.2.3.4:3128/"
Of course, this is only a sample.
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