Packages have "proxy" word.

مصعب الزعبي moceap at
Sat Nov 2 17:24:39 UTC 2013

Yes HTTPS works, I think add to mirrorlist will solve this problem.

Mosaab Alzoubi
Senior of Linux Arab Community
Member of Ojuba Project

Member of Arab Eyes project
Maintainer of Almasa project

Maintainer of Arabic Translations in : Wine - VLC - KDE - MATE .... etc
Also member of Fedora Arabic translations team

> Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2013 11:57:26 -0500
> From: sandeen at
> To: devel at
> Subject: Re: Packages have "proxy" word.
> On 11/2/13 11:48 AM, Basil Mohamed Gohar wrote:
>> On 11/02/2013 12:46 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>>> On 11/2/13 10:50 AM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>>>> مصعب الزعبي wrote:
>>>>> Then do new rule to write "proxies" instead of proxy, at Fedora packaging
>>>>> guidlines.
>>>> Renaming packages, censoring descriptions etc. in Fedora at the whims of
>>>> governments (of countries Fedora isn't supposed to be exported to in the
>>>> first place) is not going to happen. Sorry.
>>>> Kevin Kofler
>>> I think your answer conflates two issues.
>>> If Syria is on the export control list, there's really no further discussion
>>> to be had.
>>> But I wonder how many i.e. school nanny-filters ban URLs with the word
>>> "proxy," and how that impacts the ability of users in any country to obtain
>>> Fedora.
>>> The idea of an alternate URL using package hashes seemed reasonable to me,
>>> to route around that sort of internet damage.
>>> -Eric
>> I think the solution in this case, that would require zero change to
>> package names, and likely little else, would be to offer a way to choose
>> only those repos that offer an https interface.
> If that works, sure. (I didn't read the whole thread, didn't realize that
> it solved the problem.)
> -Eric
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