httpClient.getConnectionManager() is deprecated - what should be used instead?

I have inherited the code

import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
HttpClient httpclient = createHttpClientOrProxy();

    try {
        HttpPost postRequest = postRequest(data, url);
        body = readResponseIntoBody(body, httpclient, postRequest);
    } catch( IOException ioe ) {
        throw new RuntimeException("Cannot post/read", ioe);
    } finally {
        httpclient.getConnectionManager().shutdown();  // ** Deprecated

private HttpClient createHttpClientOrProxy() {
    HttpClient httpclient = new DefaultHttpClient();

     * Set an HTTP proxy if it is specified in system properties.
    if( isSet(System.getProperty("http.proxyHost")) ) {
        log.warn("http.proxyHost = " + System.getProperty("http.proxyHost") );
        log.warn("http.proxyPort = " + System.getProperty("http.proxyPort"));
        int port = 80;
        if( isSet(System.getProperty("http.proxyPort")) ) {
            port = Integer.parseInt(System.getProperty("http.proxyPort"));
        HttpHost proxy = new HttpHost(System.getProperty("http.proxyHost"), port, "http");
// @Deprecated methods here... getParams() and ConnRoutePNames
        httpclient.getParams().setParameter(ConnRoutePNames.DEFAULT_PROXY, proxy);
    return httpclient;

getConnectionManager() reads "

ClientConnectionManager getConnectionManager()

Deprecated. (4.3) use HttpClientBuilder.
Obtains the connection manager used by this client.

The docs for HttpClientBuilder seem sparse and simply say:

Builder for CloseableHttpClient instances.

However if I replace HttpClient with CloseableHttpClient the method still seems @Deprecated.

How can I use a non-Deprecated method?


Instead of creating a new instance of HttpClient, use the Builder. You would get a CloseableHttpClient.

e.g usage:

CloseableHttpClient httpClient = HttpClientBuilder.create().setProxy(proxy).build()

Instead of using getConnectionManager().shutdown(), use the close() method instead on CloseableHttpClient.

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