View Full Version : [kubuntu] How to setup global proxy?

October 11th, 2010, 12:41 PM
Please, how do i set up the global proxy in Kubuntu 10.10

i need to use internet and install software packages. But when i run sudo apt-get update it can't connect


October 11th, 2010, 01:17 PM
just try

$export http_proxy="your proxy:port number"

let me know if it works

October 11th, 2010, 01:49 PM
Thanks for replying. I've try that but doesn't work with packages install :(
just for internet


Gone fishing
October 11th, 2010, 05:42 PM
sudo -i


export http_proxy=

worked for me however, as an Ubuntu user I have to say having to use the commandline to do something as basic as setting up the proxy is a bit crap

Gone fishing
October 11th, 2010, 06:15 PM
OK that works with apt-get but kpackagekit still doesn't work

October 12th, 2010, 08:39 AM
Thanks, it works, but just for the root user :(

i will back to Ubuntu, its not so complicated to configure :D

thanks once again

Gone fishing
October 12th, 2010, 09:02 AM
Yes got apt to work but have failed to get kpackagekit to work. I've even tried enabling the root account and graphical login setting everything up from root but kpackagekit will not use the proxy settings - hence hardware drivers wont work etc.

Seems to me that Kubuntu is fundamentally broken