[racket] Using Racket 6.0 through a Web proxy

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Apr 2 13:16:38 EDT 2014

Hi Konrad,

The package system currently doesn't use proxies at all. Howver, you
should be able to go to


in a web browser and download the archive manually then install it
"raco pkg install -n sxml the-file.tgz"

I'll work on implementing proxy support in the future.


On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 9:36 AM, Konrad Hinsen
<konrad.hinsen at fastmail.net> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I just installed Racket 6.0 on a new machine (MacOS 10.9), without any
> problems. However, I didn't yet succeed in installing any packages
> from the package catalog. I suspect that this is due to the Web proxy
> that I have to use in my office.
> My first attempt was to use raco:
>    raco pkg install sxml
> This already fails when resolving the package name:
>    Resolving "sxml" via http://download.racket-lang.org/releases/6.0/catalog/
>    tcp-connect: connection failed
>      address: download.racket-lang.org
>      port number: 80
>      step: 6
>      system error: Operation timed out; errno=60
> I didn't find any information for configuring raco to use a proxy.
> I have the usual environment variables set (http_proxy etc.), which makes
> most Unix command-line tools happy, but it seems that raco doesn't
> look at them.
> Next I tried DrRacket, which has a proxy configuration in the "Browser"
> tab of its preferences. With that configuration done, I can update the
> package list from the catalog and see everything I need. However, installation
> still fails:
>     Resolving "sxml" via http://download.racket-lang.org/releases/6.0/catalog/
>     Resolving "sxml" via http://pkgs.racket-lang.org
>     Downloading https://github.com/jbclements/sxml/tarball/648a97f4881a8ea2f0959cf26e80bfdfec93d181
>     tcp-connect: connection failed
>       address: github.com
>       port number: 443
>       step: 6
>       system error: Operation timed out; errno=60
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks in advance,
>   Konrad.
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
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