ftp-proxy setting silently ignored if python-curl is missing

Reported by Rehan Khan on 2008-06-30
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Bug Description

Imported: http://tracker.labix.org/issue322

Reason for Import: Review Issue

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msg1181 (view) Author: richlv Date: 2007-08-23.14:27:06

if python-curl is not installed, smart simply ignores any ftp proxy settings.
this is extremely confusing. smart should either require python-curl
explicitly, or loudly complain if it is missing and any ftp proxy setting (for
smart itself or environment variable) is set.

Gustavo Niemeyer (niemeyer) wrote :

python-curl will likely become the main/only way to do upgrades via HTTP in the
near future, since urllib as we know today is going away in Python 3.0, and the
code base of urllib2, which will be used, isn't thread safe last I checked.

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