[Printing-architecture] Ubuntu Natty the first distribution which does automatic download of binary printer driver packages

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 01:38:13 PST 2011


Saito-san,

is your problem solved now? Can you now auto-download the Epson drivers 
if you are behind a proxy?

    Till


On 01/31/2011 11:43 AM, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hello Yuji, hello Michael,
>
> yuji.saito at avasys.jp [2011-01-21 11:36 +0900]:
>> But I tried it in my company, it had a problem and didn't work. It was
>> because of proxy.
>
> I now fixed two things in current Natty:
>
> ubuntu-system-service (0.1.21) natty; urgency=low
>
>    * debian/control: Fix Vcs-Bzr to point to actual branch.
>    * backend/system-service-d: Fix D-Bus type of start-time argument to unbreak
>      polkit query. This makes global proxy settings etc. work again.
>    [...]
>
>   -- Martin Pitt<martin.pitt at ubuntu.com>   Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:48:34 +0100
>
> jockey (0.8-0ubuntu5) natty; urgency=low
>
>    * data/handlers/nvidia.py: Fix typo.
>    * backend/com.ubuntu.DeviceDriver.service: Export {http,https,ftp}_proxy
>      variables from /etc/environment into the backend. (LP: #373795)
>
>   -- Martin Pitt<martin.pitt at ubuntu.com>   Mon, 31 Jan 2011 11:31:56 +0100
>
> I don't have a proxy, but I verified that with above changes, I can
> now set a proxy in System ->  Preferences ->  Network proxy (and apply
> it globally), and then run jockey. The backend now has the http_proxy
> (etc.) environment variables and uses them, as I get "connection
> refused" errors.
>
>>     And, in addition, I think it might be better that gpg uses http access
>>     to port 80 instead of hkp access by default, considering the users in
>>     the enterprise or the organization.
>
> I committed the change to Jockey now, but didn't upload it yet.
>
>> 3. In apt-get
>>     [System]-[Preferences]-[Network Proxy] (gnome-network-properties)
>>     doesn't set proxy for apt, so jockey can't download the driver. Ubuntu
>>     10.10 or older, gnome-network-properties could set proxy for apt.
>>     I created file like below, and jockey could download the driver.
>> ========================================================================
>> # cat<<EOF>  /etc/apt/apt.conf
>> Acquire::http::Proxy "http://proxy.example.com:port";
>> EOF
>> ========================================================================
>
> This sounds like another bug in either apt or ubuntu-system-service.
> The latter is supposed to set the proxy configuration for apt as well.
> So either the bug is that apt doesn't respect the proxy settings in
> /etc/environment, or that ubuntu-system-service doesn't write a proper
> apt configuration. Michael, how is this supposed to work?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Martin



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