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bug #52369: proxy settings do not work at Windows 10

Submitted by:  Elvira D. Antal <antale>
Submitted on:  Wed 08 Nov 2017 03:53:22 PM UTC  
Category: Configuration and Build SystemSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Unexpected Error
Status: Need InfoAssigned to: None
Originator Name: antaleOpen/Closed: Open
Release: 4.2.1Operating System: Microsoft Windows

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Thu 09 Nov 2017 08:51:07 AM UTC, comment #2:

Mike, I have tried what you had suggested, and it does not help.

Elvira D. Antal <antale>
Wed 08 Nov 2017 08:53:07 PM UTC, comment #1:

Thanks for the bug report. I don't have access to Windows or to a proxy set up to test with, but can you try setting "https_proxy" instead of "http_proxy"? Octave Forge packages are installed over HTTPS, and the library used by Octave uses distinct environment variables for each protocol.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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Wed 08 Nov 2017 03:53:22 PM UTC, original submission:

I am using Octave 4.2.1 configured for "x86_64-w64-mingw32" at Windows 10, and behind a proxy server. I cannot connect the package manager nor Octave Community News, however I set the proxy server (hostname URL) and port as my system administrator suggested. I have set these settings in the GUI at Edit/Preferences/Network, and also tried from the Octave command line with
as suggested at

I still get
"error: get_forge_pkg: could not read URL, please verify internet connection
error: called from
get_forge_pkg at line 66 column 7
get_forge_download at line 26 column 12
pkg at line 382 column 29"
for example.

(I hope I post this in the right category, this is my first bug report at this site.)

Elvira D. Antal <antale>


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