How to use apt-get behind proxy server (Ubuntu/Debian)

mypapit debianIf 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 :, and put the proxy server port (usually 8080).

If you’re using command-line apt-get

Edit your /etc/bash.bashrc file as root.

Put these line at the end of your /etc/bash.bashrc file :

export http_proxy=
export ftp_proxy=http://username:password@proxyserver.netport/

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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