working with launchpad behind an authenticating proxy

Denys Duchier denys.duchier at
Wed Apr 11 08:33:17 UTC 2012

Martin Pool <mbp at> writes:

> On 11 April 2012 06:01, Denys Duchier <denys.duchier at> wrote:
>> thank you!  I shall try tomorrow; but, let's be honest, that's just a
>> sucky solution (if it works at all) ;-)  it exposes to all processes
>> information that should preferably remain private.
> You should be able to put this into $http_proxy and then it will be private.

a variable in the environment is precisely NOT private (all processes
can look at their environment).  a password in a file is not much more
private, but at least it is tucked away.

I guess I'll redefine bzr to first source a private file with their own
settings for http_proxy.



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