Network proxy settings does not keep "DIRECT" value in apt.conf when set back to method "None"

Bug #877254 reported by Nobuto Murata on 2011-10-18
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-system-service (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Network proxy settings in gnome-control-center removes Acquire::*::proxy::HOST "DIRECT" value when set proxy method "None".

NOTE: Acquire::*::proxy::HOST "DIRECT" works as no_proxy for APT.

How to reproduce:
  1. open network settings in gnome-control-center
  2. set proxy like the example below:
      * method - manual
      * HTTP Proxy -
      * HTTPS Proxy -
  3. press "Apply system wide"
      - confirm proxy settings are written in /etc/apt/apt.conf
  4. add the line below into /etc/apt/apt.conf manually
      - Acquire::http::proxy::server1.local "DIRECT";
  5. add the line below into /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/90no-proxy.conf
      - Acquire::http::proxy::server2.local "DIRECT";
  6. turn off proxy by set back the Method to "None" and press "Apply system wide" again.

Expected to happen:
  7. the three lines below are removed from /etc/apt/apt.conf
          - Acquire::http::proxy "";
          - Acquire::https::proxy "";
          - Acquire::ftp::proxy "";
     but leave the lines below in /etc/apt/apt.conf and /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/90no-proxy.conf as is to be useful for the next time.
          - Acquire::http::proxy::server1.local "DIRECT";
          - Acquire::http::proxy::server2.local "DIRECT";

What happened instead:
  7. the three lines are removed and also "DIRECT" lines are removed.

"Apply system wide" for /etc/environment leave no_proxy value as is.

ProblemType: BugDistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.2.0-0ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.285
Date: Tue Oct 18 05:07:00 2011
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111011)
 SHELL=/bin/bashSourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
 deja-dup 20.0-0ubuntu3
 gnome-bluetooth 3.2.0-0ubuntu1
 indicator-datetime 0.3.0-0ubuntu3

Nobuto Murata (nobuto) wrote :
description: updated
summary: Network proxy settings does not keep "DIRECT" value in apt.conf when set
- method "None"
+ back to method "None"
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Rodrigo Moya (rodrigo-moya)
Rodrigo Moya (rodrigo-moya) wrote :

This is a bug in ubuntu-system-service again, which is the responsible for writing the proxy settings to /etc/apt/apt.conf.

affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-system-service (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubuntu-system-service (Ubuntu):
assignee: Rodrigo Moya (rodrigo-moya) → nobody
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2011-10-21
Changed in ubuntu-system-service (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: New → In Progress

Hello Nobuto, or anyone else affected,

Accepted ubuntu-system-service into oneiric-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in ubuntu-system-service (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Nobuto Murata (nobuto) wrote :

ubuntu-system-service/oneiric-proposed works fine. It keeps all "DIRECT" values.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-system-service (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

oneiric has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the oneiric task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in ubuntu-system-service (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Fix Committed → Won't Fix
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