Setup not asking for proxy user,password / was Resend: pdfseparate does nothing for me?

Brian Inglis
Thu Dec 1 18:08:00 GMT 2016

On 2016-12-01 10:10, Ian Lambert wrote:
> On Thu, 11/17/16, Achim Gratz <> wrote:
>  Ian Lambert writes:
>> Explorer is using a proxy configuration script, defined by others.
> Looking back at your older posts it seems your proxy requires a 
> password. I have no idea how the configuration script sets up things 
> for you, but apparently it bypasses the registry settings that it
> would normally use.
>> Setup is being run with --no-admin. -p has been tried, but there is
>> no option for user/passwd.
> Setup.exe supposedly should ask for that information via a dialog
> box when the proxy indicates it needs it, but it seems that your
> proxy just doesn't return the required 407 response header. If you
> could figure out (via wget most likely) what the communication with
> your proxy looks like (with and without password) that might lead to
> somewhere.
> I finally observed wget fail because of authentication, then work
> when given user, password.
> Screen output is below.
> Subsequent wgets work without giving password, so there is some 
> caching of authentication, apparently, at least for wget (and
> apt-cyg).
> Setup is not as lucky, is unable to get setup.ini, and never asks for
> user, password.
> It also only lists the download site I last used.

You can change the web site using apt-cyg mirror <uri> 
or edit /etc/setup/setup.rc /last-mirror/+1 directly.

> myuser@mypc ~/junk/cygwin
> $ wget
> --2016-12-01 10:52:10--
> Resolving
> (
> Connecting to
> (||:port... connected.
> Proxy tunneling failed: Proxy Authentication RequiredUnable to
> establish SSL connection.
> myuser@mypc ~/junk/cygwin
> $ wget --user=myuser --password=mypasswd
> --2016-12-01 10:53:22--
> Resolving
> (
> Connecting to
> (||:port... connected.
> Proxy request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
> Length: 910336 (889K) [application/octet-stream]
> Saving to: ‘setup-x86_64.exe’
> setup-x86_64.exe 100%
> [===========================================================>]
> 889.00K 719KB/s in 1.2s
> 2016-12-01 10:53:24 (719 KB/s) - ‘setup-x86_64.exe’ saved
> [910336/910336]

curl -v sometimes shows when server status codes are returned instead 
of web pages, allowing you to add options to proceed further, step by 
wget -d can also provide more useful information.
Packet analyzers like wireshark etc. can let you see what programs 
like setup are doing (wrong), when compared to wget working correctly.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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