Proxy problem

notbot anotbot at
Sat Oct 2 04:25:22 PDT 2010

Hi Ryan & Jeff

Thanks for the help.

I have tried editing the macports.conf  but it doesn't seem to make  
any difference... still get failed to fetch with 407 error

The proxy is also set in system preferences and I have tried the  
macports.conf with

> #proxy_override_env    yes

both enabled and off, again no difference.

I sure it must be something really simple that I am missing....

However, I can't log in to the Mac again till it wakes up tomorrow at  
6am UK time, but then need to try and have it working for monday  

Any help much appreciated :-)



On 1 Oct 2010, at 16:44, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Oct 1, 2010, at 10:27, notbot wrote:
>> Hi
>> I hope you can help. I am trying to get MacPorts working from a  
>> University with a proxy server.
>> When I last did this there was no problem and no config required,  
>> but that was with OSX10.5, this time it is with OSX 10.6.4.
>> Selfupdate works fine, but when attempting to fetch a port it fails  
>> with a 407 error.
>> Is there some config required to macports.conf?
> There are several proxy-related config variables for MacPorts. From  
> the bottom of my /opt/local/etc/macports/macports.conf.default:
> # Proxy support
> # Precedence is: env, macports.conf, System Preferences
> # That is, if it's set in the environment, that will be used instead  
> of
> # anything here or in System Preferences.  Setting  
> proxy_override_env to yes
> # will cause any proxies set here (or in System Preferences if set  
> there but
> # not here) to override what's in the environment.
> # Note that System Preferences doesn't have an rsync proxy definition.
> # Also note, on 10.5, sudo will clear many environment variables  
> including
> # those for proxy support.
> # Equivalent environment variables: http_proxy, HTTPS_PROXY,  
> #
> #proxy_override_env    yes
> # HTTP proxy:
> #proxy_http            hostname:12345
> # HTTPS proxy:
> #proxy_https       hostname:12345
> # FTP proxy:
> #proxy_ftp         hostname:12345
> # rsync proxy:
> #proxy_rsync       hostname:12345
> # hosts not to go through the proxy (comma-separated, applies to  
> # and FTP, but not rsync):
> #proxy_skip            internal1, internal2, internal3
> If you do not see these lines in your macports.conf, you should  
> spend some time comparing your macports.conf with the  
> macports.conf.default and pulling any relevant changes from the  
> latter into the former. Then you can configure the proxy settings.

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