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  • Status Work in Progress
  • Percent Complete
    50%
  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category Windows Installer
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System Windows 64b
  • Severity High
  • Priority Normal
  • Reported Version 1.4
  • Due in Version 1.6
  • Due Date Undecided
  • Votes 0
  • Private No
Attached to Project: Win-builds
Opened by Hank Williams (hank) - 2014-11-07
Last edited by Adrien Nader (adrien) - 2015-03-04

FS#83 - yypkg-1.4.0.exe fails behind firewall

yypkg-1.4.0.exe fails behind firewall and is unable to download package_list.el.tar.xz, even with HTTP_PROXY/HTTPS_PROXY set in environment and proxy properly configured in Windows.

This task does not depend on any other tasks.

Adrien Nader (adrien)
Sunday, 09 November 2014, 20:53 GMT
There is unfortunately no support for proxies currently and it's too large to fit in the upcoming 1.5 release.

I'm thinking of a work-around in 1.5: download files through another software (lftp, wget, anything) and use that as a local mirror. This is mostly documentation but there is probably a small amount of code to change too for it to work on Windows (so that paths such as file://C:/foo/bar are not rejected).

Proxy support is something that will definitely be in 1.6 which should be release in 3 or 4 months roughly (that and package signing but package signing will slip to 1.7 rather than delay the 1.6 release).
Adrien Nader (adrien)
Saturday, 29 November 2014, 08:41 GMT
I've added a work-around on the website (currently visible at http://notk.org/~adrien/wb_temp/temp/documentation.html#known_issues__proxies ). Basically it offloads the downloading of the files to wget (or another tool) and then the installer uses a file:// path to read directly from disk.

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