Fedora 11 is released, and it’s time for me to re install and re enrich my notebook with packages which enabling me to play and use proprietary software/content. However, I experience problems when I need to add or remove programs through YUM. I figured out that the problem because of wrong proxy management. So, I will share how I’ve get through this problems. Here we go: 1. Open /etc/yum.conf. As usual, set the proxy that you will use to surf outside the local area network. Just like this one: proxy=http://126.96.36.199:8080 2. Open the repository document that use your local area network For example, my university already mirror Fedora 11 Repository, so I can use the local connection in high speed connection. I set the /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo and /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo to http://kambing.ui.ac.id/fedora. Finally, at the end of each repository declaration, add “proxy=none” This is the sample of my /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo name=Fedora $releasever – $basearch failovermethod=priority
enabled=1 metadata_expire=7d gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-$basearch
And now you can surf the packages from inside or outside you local area network.