I download the PC-BSD VMware Virtual Machine at my work and loaded it up. However, FTP is blocked at work and HTTP/HTTPS only are allowed threw the proxy.
When I open AppCafe, I get this error:
Missing meta-files for RepoID: 001. This is normally due to the internet connection being offline or misconfigured.
1. Is there an HTTP repository?
The AppCafe has three repos by default. See the problem, they are all FTP sites.
I tried a Google searching to no avail.
I tried just changing the above sites to start with HTTP and they worked in a browser. But AppCafe still didn't work. That may be due to the proxy . That lead me to believe that AppCafe doesn't use the HTTP_PROXY environment variable.
2. How do I set the AppCafe to use a Proxy?
I tried to set the HTML_PROXY environment variable and fetch works but AppCafe doesn't.
I setup Konqueror to use a proxy and Konqueror works but AppCafe doesn't.
I configured the PCBSD Network Manager, still AppCafe doesn't work.
I ran this command, kdesu kcmshell4 proxy, and then set a proxy there (I had expected this to be the same as for Konqueror). AppCafe doesn't work.
I restarted the PC-BSD settings (in case any setting needs a reboot). Same issue. AppCafe doesn't work.
I set a proxy in the /usr/local/etc/wgetrc. AppCafe doesn't work.
I am obviously failing to set the proxy in the correct place, not to mention uncovering an ugly issue of configuration sprawl for the proxy setting.
Any body have any more ideas?