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Old 05-08-2008, 07:53 AM   #1
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ubuntu 8.04 407 proxy authorization error

in synaptic manager i get proxy authorization error.
but wget and sudo -apt works fine.
what should i do
Old 05-09-2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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The Synaptic Manager has a built in option for a proxy server to speed up downloads and manage them.
On the other hand, 'sudo' and 'apt-get' uses direct HTTP connection to get the files.

My suggestion is load up the Synaptic Manager and go through the options, look for the PROXY server options and completely disable them.
Using a proxy to download packages might some time cause the remote repository to mis-identify your correct version of your distro.

I am using Ubuntu 8.04 x64 version.
And I have encountered that problem myself, I just disabled the proxy option and waited for the download to complete.
I prefer this option, even if the download might be slow I want the correct package for my distro.

I hope I helped out,
Have a great day.
Old 05-10-2008, 03:43 AM   #3
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at present in synaptic manager in proxy server i choose "direct connection to internet". i don't choose manual proxy configuration.

i think this is what you wanted me to do.
but this doesn't work.
Old 05-10-2008, 03:56 AM   #4
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So in that case I believe in my opinion that the mirror or repository is damaged or unstable the moment, my suggestion is to ask the more advanced users for there help, and if it is possible, please provide us with a screenshot of the window that you get the error.

It might help us solve or understand some subtle things that might slipped away.


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