corporate environment apt problem

POWERS, ZACK zpowers at
Fri Jul 25 21:52:37 UTC 2008

What extra slashes?
The trailing slash is necessary. The issue might be with passing the
user name. There has always been some ambiguity on how to pass a
domain users name in UNIX environments.

Try these formats instead:
export http_proxy=http://somedomain\\usrname:passwd@proxyip:port/
export http_proxy=http://usrname@somedomain:passwd@proxyip:port/

-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-users-bounces at on behalf of Mario
Sent: Fri 7/25/2008 11:43 AM
To: Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions
Subject: Re: corporate environment apt problem
whats with the extra slashes? Get rid of those!


2008/7/25 Oguz Yarimtepe <comp.ogz at>

> Hi,
> I am trying to run my Kubuntu Gutsy in an exchange server
> I was trying to set the apt-get at the konsole, so i wrote the
> http_proxy and ftp_prorxy values to te .bashrc file as,
> export http_proxy=http://somedomain\/usrname:passwd@proxyip:port/
> export ftp_proxy=http://somedomain\/usrname:passwd@proxyip:port/
> But when i try apt-get update it says
> trying for different ip, the shows some Igns and 404 errors and then
> Failes to fetch for gz files.
> Am i doing something wrong?
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> Oguz Yarimtepe
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Warm Regards,
Mario A. Spinthiras

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