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Re: Help with apt-get through a proxy

"Colquhoun, Ian:" wrote:
> First let me apologize for the seemingly basic question but I have exhausted
> all the documentation on apt and I don't know where else to turn.
> What I'm trying to do is to get apt-get to work through a SOCKS firewall.
> Now, I basically know nothing about SOCKS but I have the IP address and port
> from the network guys. I've tried various settings of the http_proxy
> environment variable but I just can't seem to get it to work. If someone
> could help me along it would be greatly appreciated!
> Please CC: me directly on your response as I'm not actually subscribed to
> the list.
> Thanks,
> Ian.
I guess you're gonna have to figure out a way to get a package called
socks4-clients through your firewall first :). This package puts
clients' requests through the proxy like so:

apt-get lynx www.linux.com.


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