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    can't download any updates

    ghaaaa so frustrating, i cannot update my ubuntu packages since my uni recently blocked access to, i guess, the servers or something where the packages are hosted. my connection runs through a university proxy. it didnt used to be a problem before, but for some reason now i cant download packages. i dont have internet at home and i live in a country rated with the slowest internet in the world (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15273510) so even if i go to a cafe or something it takes hours to update. at least at uni it was relatively quick. is there a way around this?? i tried talking to the IT people. they were totally unhelpful. please help! thanks

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    Re: can't download any updates

    Helping you circumvent your university's policy is against the forum rules, but maybe there is some help we can offer.

    Which version of Ubuntu are you using?
    Have you tried using a different server?
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    Re: can't download any updates

    im using the most recent version, 12.10

    yes, ive tried both the local and US servers. neither works... thanks for the help

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    Re: can't download any updates

    Quote Originally Posted by mabizeid View Post
    i tried talking to the IT people. they were totally unhelpful. please help! thanks
    Did they give a reason?

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    Re: can't download any updates

    Quote Originally Posted by wojox View Post
    Did they give a reason?
    no. they just said its a pity that i removed windows 8 from my new laptop and recommended i restore it to factory settings. obviously, thats not an option

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    Re: can't download any updates

    but then i asked him if id be able to update if i was using windows, and he said no. so i dont even know why he told me that

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