Prefs Removal Proposal

Gervase Markham gerv at
Wed Aug 29 16:38:37 UTC 2007

Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
>> sslbase: hardcode to <urlbase> with s/http/https/.
> Difficult. We've got to keep in mind, that it is very easy to have
> virtual hosts for http, but not for https. I can very well imagine
> that someone has different URL's.

Let's assume that their HTTPS URL is:

What possible technical reason could there be for their HTTP URL _not_ 
to be:


>> proxy_url: Instead, use OS's mechanism for getting web content.
> What OS mechanism in the case of Linux/Unix? I have the *_proxy
> environment variables set for my *personal* environment, but I prefer
> if the httpd doesn't have them.

But the httpd can read Bugzilla's config file, so if you want Bugzilla 
to be able to get update info, then the httpd does "have them" (in one 
way or another).

"Either set up your OS to be able to access the web, or expect Bugzilla 
not to be able to when running on it" seems like a reasonable position 
to me.


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