[Dancer-users] dancer behind web proxy

sawyer x xsawyerx at gmail.com
Sun Nov 21 13:00:21 CET 2010

Hi Stefan.

Thank you for spotting this issue.

Would it be possible for you to open up an issue for this on Github

It would be much easier for us to track and fix it.

Thank you!

[1] https://github.com/sukria/Dancer/issues

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Stefan Oberwahrenbrock <
oberwahrenbrock at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hello!
> Making my first moves on the "development dance floor" I stumbled over an
> issue I'd like to mention: When I ran "dancer -a mywebapp" to start my first
> application on a linux machine, the shell/command seemed to freeze. Quite
> confused I realized after some tries, that the helper script
> ("/usr/local/bin/dancer") finally finished sucessfully - but only after
> round about 3 minutes of apparently doing nothing!
> What happend? Using "strace" I found out, that the helper script tries to
> establish an internet connection. I traced it down to the subroutine
> "version_check". Obviously this subroutine checks whether the locally
> installed version of "Dancer" is up to date. To achieve this, an
> HTTP-request to "http://search.cpan.org/dist/Dancer/CHANGES" is made.
> Basically this is a good idea, but in my case it also was the cause for the
> unexpected bevahiour/delay: The linux machine I was using is located behind
> a corporate web proxy - direct internet access is not possible. That proxy
> was configured properly in the linux system (environment variable
> "http_proxy") and on applicaton level (e. g. CPAN access). Unfortunately the
> helper script does not seem to utilise proxy settings and gets caught by
> some default timeout mechanisms.
> From my point of view it would be nice, if the helper script was able to
> cope with proxies - at least it would be nice, if the script printed out
> some message about the attempted internet access. Could be a valuable hint
> for proxy-plagued novice like me ;-)
> Greetings,
> Stefan Oberwahrenbrock
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