How to set up proxy for yum repository in Linux?

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If your RHEL 7 system is configured and running behind a proxy server then you may have to set up proxy for yum repository to access the repository running behind the proxy server on Red Hat Satellite Network.

How to set up proxy for yum repository in Linux?


Set up proxy for yum repository

There are two possible scenarios where you can setup proxy for yum repository.


Configure Proxy for All Repository

Now to set up proxy for yum for all the available repositories, you have to modify /etc/yum.conf. Since this is the main configuration file for all the yum repository, adding proxy here will set up proxy for yum for all the available repositories.

To add a proxy for all the available repository modify your /etc/yum.conf file and add below line as highlighted



Configure Proxy for Individual Repository

To add a proxy for individual repository only, you can directly modify the respective repo file inside /etc/yum.repos.d

# cat /etc/yum.repos.d/yum_repo.repo


Ignore Proxy for Individual/All Repository

If you specifically want to make sure a repository does not use a proxy then add the below highlighted value in /etc/yum.conf to apply for all the repositories or individual your repo file inside /etc/yum.repos.d

# cat /etc/yum.repos.d/rhel_no_proxy.repo


Lastly I hope the steps from the article to set up proxy for yum repository in Linux was helpful. So, let me know your suggestions and feedback using the comment section.


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2 thoughts on “How to set up proxy for yum repository in Linux?”

  1. For the life of me I could not get the YUM CLI to add a proxy to /etc/yum.repo.d/*.repo files:

    ~]# yum-config-manager –save –setopt=proxy=http://proxy:3128/ epel

    This works, by adding entries to /etc/yum.conf:

    ~]# yum-config-manager –save –setopt=proxy=http://proxy:3128/ main


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