View Full Version : Some Ubuntu programs won't install in Sudan

May 9th, 2010, 09:31 PM
I'm new to ubuntu, but i'm facing a problem here.. when installing or updating some software let's say WINE or Adobe flash player for firefox the simply don't install or update, is there some ban to Sudan or i should use a proxy (using proxy will decrease download speed and i don't know one) or other twisted methods.

It's simple but ruining my experince. so an advice won't harm after-all guys your the experts here

May 10th, 2010, 08:39 AM
First of all welcome to "Team Sudan" and welcome to Ubuntu.
I think you better use a proxy for the installation (yes it could be slower but you only need it once) for example you can try Tor (vidalia + tor + polipo or privoxy).
then you can run tor (better through vidalia GUI), then set your proxy settings to ( http) or ( socks).
Have fun and enjoy ubuntu

May 10th, 2010, 06:46 PM
Thanks yassir for the warm welcome. Is what you said equal to putting these proxy addresses in the "network proxy" menu in settings and roll on?

May 13th, 2010, 07:14 AM
Yes Muhadi, that's absolutely true except that you must have tor (with vidalia & polipo) already installed and running.
be reminded that sometimes vidalia finds tor is already running (at startup time). You can always stop tor via:

sudo /etc/init.d/tor stop
or through one of many programs which manage the start up applications like "bum" boot up manager. Vidalia can now work just fine .....
enjoy surfing anonymously

May 13th, 2010, 12:54 PM
Salam Muhadi and Yasir
but why should it be banned from Sudan? it is not any american product after all!

May 14th, 2010, 12:44 AM
Friends, Adobe is an American co. so it's products are banned by law from getting to our hands (hahahaha).
The real bad news is MySQL became an oracle property so may soon they'll block as from there too.
The funny thing is I have a small and humble application that I developed and hosted it at sourceforge.net, will you believe that I couldn't download my own application ..... but luckily I found some settings that you can change in sourceforge.net to allow ppl from banned countries to download it.
For me I sometimes find an excuse for such a thing when thinking of what our own government do to us and to the world (sorry to get in politics ... it's a dirty game and is getting dirtier)

May 14th, 2010, 08:27 AM
You are right Yasir, they are american companies.
and you are right in your other point too :)