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Old 04-04-2004, 05:35 PM   #1
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APT behind a proxy

Heya, I'm planning to put debian on ma machine in the near future (I'm sick of suse) and I was wondering whether apt-get works behind a proxy server??? or any work arounds.

Plus while I'm here does the same work for emerge on gentoo if anyone knows

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Old 04-04-2004, 05:51 PM   #2
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Yes and Yes.
[ken:ken](06:48 PM)$ cat /etc/make.conf | grep proxy 
# If you need to set a proxy for wget or lukemftp, add the appropriate "export
# ftp_proxy=<proxy>" and "export http_proxy=<proxy>" lines to /etc/profile if
# all users on your system should use them.
Debian man apt.conf
 http   HTTP URIs; http::Proxy is the default http proxy to use.  It  is
              in the standard form of http://[[user][:pass]@]host[:port]/. Per
              host  proxies  can  also  be  specified  by   using   the   form
              http::Proxy::<host>  with  the special keyword DIRECT meaning to
              use no proxies. The http_proxy environment variable  will  over-
              ride all settings.
Old 04-04-2004, 05:53 PM   #3
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Google is your friend
Old 04-04-2004, 07:35 PM   #4
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more words, some debian update site support both http protocal and ftp protocal, make sure you get the right one.
Old 04-14-2004, 09:26 PM   #5
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apt-config -o http::Proxy=<proxy information> shell
will set the apt proxy for http, use ftp::Proxy for ftp.

<proxy information> as in the man pages or as described in the second post.


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