View Full Version : [all variants] Use Add/Remove/Synaptic/apt-get behind passworded proxy

September 19th, 2009, 11:52 PM
I'm using Ubuntu behind a proxy on a campsite wifi hotspot (I work as a courier) and I'm wondering how to get apps from the repo's without having to download packages individually from the Ubuntu website. I've tried entering all the necessary details in System > Preferences > Network Proxy, and Synaptic crashes when I try to change proxy settings for it (maybe I need to apt-get upgrade Synaptic :)).

The service says Skype, P2P etc won't work and I can confirm this. I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and say is it an http-only proxy?

Any suggestions appreciated