Bug#40069: apt does not allow '@' in username for proxy
At my work, I use
for enabling use of the company's firewall. (The user database is on an
old Novell server, and everybody has an '@' stuck in its username).
With 0.1.x apt's (as in slink), I could do apt-get update and apt-get
upgrade with no problems.
When I upgraded the machine to potato, I discovered the latest apt
consider "area" as the server, and "pass" as the port, i.e., it stops at
the first "@" character. Please change back to the old behaviour, as now I
can't use it anymore.
Pedro Ivo Tavares