[SOLVED] How to remove proxy in synaptic package manager
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I was using a wifi network in my college,for which i used a proxy. Now i'm back home and am using a broadband connection. When i try to install packages via ..synaptic package manager , it pops with an error saying.. it cannot connect to the proxy "172.16.1.5:8080".
Yes ,of course it should not be able to,as i am not in that vicinity anymore.
I have changed the settings to direct connection in preferereces->network in the synaptic package manager
secondly,changed the network proxy settings and applied it system wide.
thirdly, I configured the /etc/apt/apt.conf file..
changed it to
Acquire::http :: proxy "false";
But, nothing will work, still getting that error.. pls help me
I am using 8.04 Ubuntu and if you are using the GUI version of Synaptic Package Manager start it up select settings => preferences => network and click on the button for direct connect to the internet. If you are never going to use that proxy again, you can delete all of the information below the 'Manual proxy configuration" button. I am fairly sure that Synaptic (GUI) for 9.10 Ubuntu uses the same method.
Hi evo2, Thanks for your reply
I have actually got the synaptic working now ! I have already installed a tool called gconf -editor( I really do not know why i installed it then), the proxy settings in that remain in place even after i turn the proxy off synaptic and network proxy. Is this a bug?? But if i edit the proxy setting in this GUI tool, synaptic has started working!
Its working now! Is there any other way to unset the proxy without using the gconf-editor( It is available in ubuntu universe repository: Application->ubuntu software center->system tools->configuration editor)
Please let me know whether there is anyother way of doing the same.Thanks in advance
Last edited by prakashsince92; 06-16-2010 at 01:29 PM.