> At work, our internet access is from a proxyserver. Is there anyway I can set
> dselect on my Debian 2.2r2 laptop to access through the proxyserver, while I'm at
1) set your /etc/apt/sources.list to retrieve everything by http, e.g.
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
2) write this at the top of /etc/apt/apt.conf, with your real proxy name
3) try it! it worked for me!