Configuring yum in Fedora Core 8 for a proxy server

Guys, I need some serious help. I am having troubles trying to configure my distro for the uct proxy server. I googled around and I come to the following piece of code. Is it right?

[main]

cachedir=/var/cache/yum

keepcache=0

debuglevel=2

logfile=/var/log/yum.log

exactarch=1

obsoletes=1

gpgcheck=1

plugins=1

metadata_expire=1800

installonly_limit=2

proxy=http://resnet.uct.ac.za:8080

proxy_username=(my_student_number@wf)

proxy_password=(my_password)

PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo

in /etc/yum.repos.d

Furthermore, how do I add the leg repository for leg in th yum.conf file, what do I do? Does the above proxy server still work for rpm and wget (similar to apt)? Any help is appreciated.

No

That won’t work. yum doesn’t understand the NTLM authentication scheme used by the proxies. We have a workaround on this page.

But seriously you should be using the LEG mirror for all your packages. You should never need to go through a proxy.

Yum still giving me weird warnings

After finally getting time to tinker around, I was able to edit the yum repo files. As a result, yum is working but I have the following problem when I use the command line for installation

YumRepo Warning: not using ftp, http[s], or file for repos, skipping {then some stuff here with the name of the program or dependency}

What does this mean and can it be fixed? I have a theory that it is caused by how I defined the LEG mirror, I added it to the mirrorlist line instead of baseurl, because this avoids checking for the public key especially for livna. Might this be the problem.

I'd imagine so

I’d imagine so, although I’ve never used yum. Mail LEG-chat.

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