How can I get apt to use a proxy?

Martin Maney ubuntu at
Sun Sep 26 19:59:08 UTC 2004

On Sun, Sep 26, 2004 at 12:02:02PM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> There was a new openoffice version recently, which would account for nearly
> all of that 170MB figure. :-)  It's usually best to grab the most recent

Good.  I thought it wasn't more than 40M when I first tried this.  :-)

> daily CD in preparation for a new install, to avoid a big download later.
> Using rsync to update an existing CD image is fairly painless, and saves
> time later (when the system is unavailable).

I don't see how that's a win.  It was only 170MB - that's a lot less
than 540MB for the Cd image.  What I personally would like best would be
a base-system only "net install" image.  I haven't installed Debian any
other way since before Woody was released aside from one or two special
cases where there wasn't a decent net connection.  :-)

Or does the installer load *everything* from the CD if you don't take
special measures to stop it?  It could be doing that - I'm at the "let
it do it the way it wants to, mostly" stage.

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