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Bug#140230: general: Ad-hoc proxy configuration

On Wed, 27 Mar 2002, Chris Dupuis wrote:

> Configuring http/ftp proxies for a host is too complicated. There are too many
> places where the administrator (or user) needs to enter the proxy configuration.
> At system install time, you are prompted for the proxy settings, but these
> settings appear to only be used by apt. It would be nice if there were a
> global proxy configuration, which every package would use.

How about letting base-config enter them into /etc/environment?


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