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To:Petter Reinholdtsen From:Sandro Tosi Subject:Bug#659013: reportbug: Should use a http proxy when http_proxy environment is set Date:Sun, 19 Feb 2012 20:20:56 +0100

reassign 659013 python-debianbts

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 13:50, Petter Reinholdtsen <> wrote:
> Package: reportbug
> Version: 4.12.6
> I discovered this while testing Debian in a network where all Internet
> connections need to go throught a proxy. Reportbug do not work in such
> setup. Setting the http_proxy environment variable to tell reportbug to
> use a proxy did not help.
> reportbug were unable to fetch madison information, and failed to fetch.
> already reported bugs from BTS.
> Please make reportbug work also in networks where all HTTP requests have
> to go through a HTTP proxy.
> I called reportbug like this on the command line:
> http_proxy=http://webcache:3128 reportbug powertop

here http://webcache:3128 doesn't exists but:

$ http_proxy=http://webcache:3128 python -c "import debianbts; print
ebview: migration for libeb16

For the remaining reportbug parts, it uses urllib2, which reads (and
handle) correctly http_proxy.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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