Setting proxy for apt from terminal
apt-get does not work with proxy
I have tried changing my proxy settings in a terminal as:
but when I try to install a new package or update apt-get, apt-get starts displaying messages from which it seems it is trying to connect to a previously set proxy:
sudo apt-get update 0% [Connecting to 10.1.2.2 (10.1.2.2)] [Connecting to 10.1.2.2 (10.1.2.2)
I have tried setting the proxy via bashrc file but that din work either. As far as I remember 10.1.2.2 was set using GNOME GUI but I don't have access to the GUI right now so I am trying to set it from terminal.
@piyush Will that not only allow apt-get to access the web though..? If he wants to be able to access web with anything else he needs to enter it into /etc/bash.bashrc
`sudo -E apt-get WHATEVER` works in my case (given that `http_proxy` is already `export`ed as an environmental variable).
Okay just solved it. Adding following line to
/etc/apt/apt.confhas solved the problem:
If file does not exist, create it. Do not confuse it with apt.conf.d directory.
Great. The reason your manual export failed to affect apt-get is because sudo ignores that environment variable by default (i.e. it doesn't pass it on to the command). For one-off runs, you could do `sudo env http_proxy=http://10.1.3.1:8080 apt-get update`. Otherwise, you could configure sudo to allow http_proxy to fall through.
Is the correct place to specify system-wide environment variables that should be available to all processes. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EnvironmentVariables for details. Note that this is not a script file but a configuration file.
If you want this for the specified command only, use (as root):
http_proxy=http://10.1.3.1:8080 apt-get update
Enter the details in this format.
export http_proxy=http://username:[email protected]:port/ export ftp_proxy=http://username:[email protected]:port/
Then run the
sudo apt-get update
That should do it for you.
As stated above you can enter the proxy into apt.conf (Piyush Credit)
I have mentioned in my question that I tried setting the proxy via bashrc file and then tried `source /etc/bash.bashrc` but apt-get is still trying to access the old repository.