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Bug#500560: [PATCH] apt-get wouldnt entertain special characters in proxy password

Package: apt

Version: (for etch) and (for lenny)

Severity: important

when proxy server URL is set in http://username:password@proxyserver:portno format, if password contains special characters like '@', it confuses apt, and results in apt resolving proxy server URL incorrectly. 

i have fixed this bug and have included patches for latest source versions of apt for both lenny and etch distributions. 

When this patch is applied, user can enter a password with special characters, with each of the special character preceded by '\' escape char. 
So for example, a password 'abcd@defg' should be entered as 'abcd\@defg'. 

the patches are attached. 

Shreyas Kulkarni

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Attachment: 500560_apt-0-7-20-2_lenny.patch
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Attachment: 500560_apt-0-6-46-4-1_etch.patch
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