View Full Version : [ubuntu] error installing software via terminal

December 29th, 2008, 04:31 AM
my dell laptop has gytsy installed on it.my network is wireless provided by university with sufficient speed.my problem is whenever i try to get some software ,say vlc from the terminal,it spits some lines untimately terminating at "unable to resolve PROXY ADDRESS".what does this mean?.when i am able to connect to net normally all the time,why does terminal connection giving me trouble?u know how installing downloaded deb files keep bothering u about dependencies.my last attempt of installing vlc required me to download 7 deb dependencies and the 8th one some "dvdread4" required dvdread4 itself as dependency!!!i had to terminate my attempt there.same thing happened before with dbus.
someone help.all my applicatins need updates!!!!!!!

December 29th, 2008, 04:45 AM
I think you haven't exported http_proxy.You can try this out in the terminal:

export http_proxy=http://host.com:port/
export HTTP_PROXY=http://host.com:port/

Offcourse host.com:port should be replaced with your proxy servers IP and port.

Also try Synaptic.

December 31st, 2008, 12:02 AM
thanks it worked but now it says "ldconfig deferred processing now taking place"...what does it mean??(while installing mplayer)