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Unable to update SUSE via due to a http and https proxy

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By Randy Moeller

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Posted: 12 Jan 2006

Applies to:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • SUSE Linux Professional 9.2-9.3
  • SUSE Linux 10.0
  • Any flavor of Suse which you update through a HTTPS server

PROBLEM: Unable to update SUSE via due to a http and https proxy.

SOLUTION: Yast2 only shows the possibility for a HTTP proxy. However, if you can also enter in a https, ftp, and gopher proxy in the /etc/sysconfig/proxy file. So to use Yast Online Update, you can alter the line in the proxy file that says HTTPS_PROXY="" to HTTPS_PROXY="<proxy server address/name>:<proxy server port>"

This then keeps your settings for HTTPS proxy and thus eliminating the heartache caused by online update without a HTTPS proxy.

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