'apt-get' settings via HTTP proxy

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Wed Oct 19 15:45:44 UTC 2005

On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 04:30:15PM +0100, Soo-Hyun Choi wrote:
>I have a wget authentication problem with a proxy server for setting
>up 'apt-get'.
>I edited ~/.wgetrc in my user home directory such that it includes the
>following line.
>http_proxy = http://user:passwd@my.proxy.net:8080/
>1. user is username for the proxy server
>2. passwd is the password for the user in proxy server
>3. my.proxy.net is the proxy server's address
>4. 8080 is the port number for the proxy server
>Then I get the following errors.
>soohyunc at apollo:~$ wget
>--18:31:49--  http://packages.dotdeb.org/dists/stable/mysql-5.0/binary-i386/mysql-common_5.0.11beta-2.dotdeb.1_all.deb
>          => `mysql-common_5.0.11beta-2.dotdeb.1_all.deb'
>Resolving apslabpx02...,
>Connecting to proxy-serv||:8080... connected.
>Proxy request sent, awaiting response... 407 Proxy Authentication
>Required ( The ISA Server requires authorization to fulfill the
>request. Access to the Web Proxy service is denied.  )
>18:31:49 ERROR 407: Proxy Authentication Required ( The ISA Server
>requires authorization to fulfill the request. Access to the Web Proxy
>service is denied.  ).
>Could someone direct me the right position to get it work?


Read the man page on that file:

 $ man apt.conf

Let us know if you run into any problems.


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