chromium doesn't respect command line options

Bug #736033 reported by Ketil Malde on 2011-03-16
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
chromium-browser (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: chromium-browser

Since chromium doesn't have any decent way to block flash or other crap, I installed privoxy. I then tried to run 'chromium --proxy-server=localhost:8118', but it still loaded everything, and nothing was reported in /var/log/privoxy/logfile.

I then tried --proxy-server=butt.head.browser:666, but lo and behold, chromium still opened up, with no indication of anything wrong.

There appears to be no way to view the proxy configuration from within chromium, but apparently, the command line options are just silently ignored.

(Sorry if there's a load of crap accompanying this report, apparently, the "Report a bug" button has been redirected to a drool-proof page of how to report bugs, so I needed to randomly run apport to get to this web page. Look, Canonical, if you don't want bug reports, you can just say so.).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: upstart 0.6.6-4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Mar 16 11:25:10 2011
ExecutablePath: /sbin/init
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
ProcEnviron: PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: upstart

Ketil Malde (ketil-ii) wrote :
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

chromium will respect the system-wide proxy settings (HTTP[S]_PROXY environment variable and friends).

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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