Proxy UI in Ubiquity

Mario Limonciello superm1 at
Tue Feb 12 02:30:34 GMT 2008

Colin Watson wrote:
> Hi Jonathan,
> As we discussed on IRC at the end of last week, I've implemented HTTP
> proxy configuration in Ubiquity's Advanced dialog for the GTK frontend,
> but my Designer skills are a little bit too rusty to manage the Qt
> version. Could you (have somebody) take care of this, please?
> For reference, the attached patch is the relevant part of r2445 that
> implements the GTK side. (I stripped out the changelog and translations
> parts of the patch.) As you can see, there isn't much to it - basically
> just an extra text entry box for the proxy host name and a spin button
> for the port number.
> This is for the networkless-installation-fixes specification.
> Thanks,


Something came up today regarding things along that specification.  Would you
consider a --no-network switch and/or debconf variable that would force ubiquity
to ignore any network connection during install (and hence not update apt at the

If you are open to the idea, I'd be glad to implement it.


Mario Limonciello
superm1 at

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