[Bug 39254] http_proxy environment variable automatically set in dapper

Laurent Simonneau l.simonneau at free.fr
Mon Jun 5 14:20:17 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

The http_proxy environment variable seems to be set automatically by "i
don't know what" when I launch a Gnome Terminal, to what seems to be
gnome proxy settings.

It's a pretty good idea but my proxy is authenticated,
and the http_proxy does not contains authentication informations. 

The http_proxy is like http://server:port instead of

It's probably more secure but really annoying because a lot of command
like apt or wget expect the authentication informations to be in

So, these command fails.

This automatical setting is probably a good idea for not authenticated
proxies, but really annoying for authenticated ones.

So, it will be probably better to not setting this variable when
authentication parameters are set.

** Affects: control-center (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

http_proxy environment variable automatically set in dapper

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