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McAfee Web Gateway proxy settings upgrade not working

Dear mcafee support, We are setting a proxy variable # export http_proxy=http://X.X.X.X:X and after we try # mwg-switch-repo –sticky 9.2.14 However it says that the connections timed out and when doing a tcpdump we see nothing going to X.X.X.X, could you please help?

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Re: unable to upgrade from version 9.2.8 to 9.2.14


likely you are trying to update via HTTPS, but you specify only a proxy for HTTP. Try

https_proxy= mwg-switch-repo –sticky 9.2.14


Re: unable to upgrade from version 9.2.8 to 9.2.14

Thanks asabban, this part was working. It was yum itself that was not redirecting traffic towards the proxy, traffic didn't seem to be going anywhere. After adding the proxy address to /etc/yum.conf we were able to upgrade to the release. We removed this after the upgrade for security reasons.

Re: unable to upgrade from version 9.2.8 to 9.2.14

The answer was in /etc/yum.conf where we also had to specify the proxy address by adding the following to the configuration:
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