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Proxy settings for fink Desktop
If you would like to use 'dselect' to install and/or upgrade your fink installation on a computer that is behind a firewall, you can do one of two things:
  1. Run 'fink configure' and when asked for proxy setting, type in your proxy information in the following format:
  2. Edit /sw/etc/fink.conf, and add the following line:
    ProxyHTTP: http://username:password@proxyserver:proxyport
[Editor's note: I have not tried this myself, but it seems straightforward!]
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Alternatively, if you switch networks frequently...
Authored by: metallicburgundy on Mar 01, '02 11:10:29AM
You can set the environment variable 'http_proxy' (and if necessary, 'ftp_proxy'), before you run fink commands. To do this under bash: EXPORT http_proxy="http://YourproxyServer:PortNumber". C shell would be something like this: setenv http_proxy "http://YourproxyServer:PortNumber".

I use this method, as I often switch between my home and work networks... (One day I want to figure out how to pick up the proxy settings in "Network Preferences" in my .bashrc)

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