[Ilugc] kubuntu and proxy authentication

Toufeeq Hussain toufeeqh at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 15:26:01 IST 2006


On 6/12/06, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at thenilgiris.com> wrote:
> hi
> just installed kubuntu 6, installation went ok except that  it didnt
> create a separate /home although i asked it to do so. When i try to
> do apt-get install, it says '407 proxy authentication required [IP:
> 80]. There is no proxy server and apt-get was working
> fine on the same machine with ubuntu 5 installed. What is the solution?

This should help. Stick the following line in /etc/apt/apt.conf *

Acquire::http::Proxy "http://username:password@proxy:port_no";
(change parameters accordingly)

Alternately you could also use the $http_proxy env var to set the
proxy and apt should pick it up. Of late(debian-sid) this doesnt seem
to be working[1].

* http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/177
[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=365880

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