System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Specify a Web Proxy

If your system is behind a firewall with a web proxy, you must specify the web proxy to use patchadd to apply a patch.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

  2. Use one of the following methods to specify a web proxy:

    • Specify the web proxy by using the http_proxy, HTTPPROXY, or HTTPPROXYPORT environment variable.

      For example:

      # setenv http_proxy http://mycache.domain:8080

      Or, specify one of the following:

      # setenv HTTPPROXY mycache.domain
      # setenv HTTPPROXYPORT 8080
    • Specify the web proxy on the patchadd command line.

      For example:

      # patchadd -x mycache.domain:8080 \
      -M 101223-02 102323-02