How can I get apt to use a proxy?

messmate messmate at
Sun Sep 26 19:38:10 UTC 2004

On Sun, 26 Sep 2004 18:34:38 +0000 (UTC)
Frank Merenda <fmerenda at> wrote:

>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
My 2c:
i've setted it in /etc/apt/apt.cong !
Acquire::http::Proxy "http://xx.xx.xx.xx:3128";
Change xx.xx.xx.xx to the IP of your proxy.

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