If you are a Debian-based GNU/Linux user, then you’re probably
familiar with synaptic and apt-get to install application from software
repositories. This post focussed on how to use apt-get/synaptic behind
proxy server/firewall which under normal circumstances, you’re unable
to use apt-get.
If you’re using Synaptic
Open up your Synaptic package manager (usually as root), go to
Settings-> Preference -> Network. Enter your proxy server details
like : username:firstname.lastname@example.org, and put the proxy server port
If you’re using command-line apt-get
Edit your /etc/bash.bashrc or /etc/profile file as root.
Put these line at the end of your /etc/bash.bashrc or /etc/profile file :
You can omit the username:password, if your proxy server has no password. That’s all for today! Happy apt-get-ing!
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