Having trouble getting Synaptic or apt to update anything in 7.04 Desktop. I have an automatic proxy configuration URL that I need to enter for the proxy. I have exported this URL as the http_proxy variable in my .bash_profile
(created new file) and in /etc/profile
. I can also enter it in the proper field in Firefox, and that connects to the internet just fine. But I tried to enter it into the network settings for Synaptic and Update Manager, and it doesn't work.
This isn't an odd port, or a user/password combination; the URL is in the format:
None of the suggested fixes I've found (create a /etc/apt/apt.conf
file, edit the /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70debconf
file, etc.) seem to work. How do I get the update software to recognize a URL like this?