December 2, 2020


apt-get behind a corporate proxy

apt-getYou might need a username and password if the proxy is not anonymous. Here is how to connect to both types of proxies for using apt-get. Remember sudo if you uses Ubuntu.

First a new file is needed in the directory /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/
vim /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01proxy

Modify this text to your own settings (authenticated proxy).
Acquire::http::Proxy “http://username:password@ip_or_hostname:port”

For and anonymous proxy you skip the username and password
Acquire::http::Proxy “http://ip_or_hostname:port”;


Then run:
apt-get update

You are now connected!

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