How can I get apt to use a proxy?

Frank Merenda fmerenda at
Sun Sep 26 18:34:38 UTC 2004

Matt Zimmerman <mdz <at>> writes:
> You might try passing http_proxy=http://yourproxy:3128 from the boot prompt
> (untested).

At my last job we went through a proxy via this method. The only difference is
that we exported our proxy settings first:

1 - export your proxy settings:

export http_proxy=http://yourproxy:3128

2 - run apt commands as needed, i.e.

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

We didn't use squid, but we used a http proxy, and this method worked well.



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