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Re: [Chicken-users] chicken-install and proxy authentication

From: Christian Kellermann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] chicken-install and proxy authentication
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 17:05:46 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

* Vok Vojwo <address@hidden> [111201 17:02]:
> 2011/11/30 Christian Kellermann <address@hidden>:
> >
> > " Since Basic authentication needs a base64 string and this egg is
> > not in use in chicken-install, the user needs to configure the
> > proxy_auth environment variable with such encoded string.
> >
> > As an example of usage, try
> >
> > # proxy_auth=$(echo -n user:pass | base64) chicken-install egg"
> >
> > Did you try this?
> No I did not know that this is the right way. I tried the Wget and
> Curl way by specifying the credentials in the http_proxy environment
> variable. And I tried to pass it to the -username and -password
> options. Both failed.
> But the proxy_auth environment variable works! Thank you!
> Would be nice if chicken-install -h gives this hint.

I agree, I wanted to make sure this is still valid. I will update
the help text.

Thanks for your patience and for flying with CHICKEN wings...

Kind regards,


Who can (make) the muddy water (clear)? Let it be still, and it will
gradually become clear. Who can secure the condition of rest? Let
movement go on, and the condition of rest will gradually arise.
 -- Lao Tse. 

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