Karmic: problems behind a proxy
Mirto Silvio Busico
mirtosilvio.busico at fastwebnet.it
Fri Oct 30 11:01:24 UTC 2009
I've just done a fresh install of Karmic on a test machine in my office.
I'm behind a firewall and I have to use a proxy.
During the standard installation process it is not offered to setup a
proxy for apt-get.
When you try the Firefox installer, you receive the erroneous message
"the requested packages are already installed"; but Firefox is not
Setting up the proxi in the system settings have no influence on apt.
I had to manually create /etc/apt/apt.conf with the normal Acquire line
and then all worked perfectly.
1. is it normal that the proxy settings are not offered in the normal
2. is it normal that the system-settings/proxy settings are ignored
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