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Re: Installation question

On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 02:35:50PM -0700, jekillen <jekillen@prodigy.net> was heard to say:
> Greetings:
> I am impatient and am having a problem with my installation of
> etch. I purchased a commercially available Debian cd package
> and installed the system without a problem. But I am tying to
> use the Synaptic package manager and am having a problem
> with it connecting to the Debian site via a proxy.  I have set the
> preferences in the package manager to use a proxy. The proxy
> is a Mac OSX machine running Apache. I am unclear as to how
> the package manager would use that. I have the web browsers,
> Epiphany and IceWeasel, using the proxy set up and they do
> just fine with it. (All though, if I follow a link in the proxy home
> page with Epiphany, it loops back to the document root index
> and I have to use reload to get it out to the target site in the
> link.)

  I don't know how Synaptic works exactly, but you should be able to
change the proxy settings globally by editing /etc/apt/apt.conf and
adding the following line:

Acquire::http::Proxy "http://your.proxy.here:port/";;

  See "man apt.conf" for more information on the apt.conf configuration


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