[Bug 888379] Re: add-apt-repository should look at apt.conf for proxy

joopbraak 888379 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu Nov 10 14:17:46 UTC 2011

*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 443404 ***

Just tell me what kind of diagnostic information you need from me to solve this. 
What I noticed so far is that when I only open port 443 on my firewall it would get through the first part but get stuck at gpg, when only opening port 80 it would get stuck immediately (not being able to contact the ppa through https to get the necessary data).
Only when opening port 80 and 443 there were no errors.

So both http and https proxy settings are needed for it to work (when
port 80 and 443 are closed).

I don't know yet if https_proxy should be https://www.example.com:8000/
or  http://www.example.com:8000/

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  add-apt-repository should look at apt.conf for proxy

Status in “software-properties” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  At the moment add-apt-repository  doesn't work behind a proxy.

  The workaround in bug #516032 should not be necessary and is not a fix.
  add-apt-repository should just look at the proxy configuration in /etc/apt/apt.conf.
  https is necessary for checking the ppa and http for adding the key.

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