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  1. #1

    Unhappy Removing network proxy

    Hi, till recently i used to access the internet using my college network.
    There i had to use a network proxy for this. Now that i am bak home, i dont need the network proxy any more. I removed the proxy ip from System>preferences>network proxy and also synaptics package manager>settings>preferences.

    But still i am unable to download packages using synaptics. Synaptics still tries to download using the old network proxy.What do i do?? where do i remove that proxy setting??

    P.S. I am able to use everything else like mozilla, pidgin etc.

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie
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    Feb 2007
    N. Ireland
    Is your Synaptic Sources list populated?
    Finished building PC using PC Pro's A-List! Will add specs soon =)

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    Yeah.The list populates.I can see all the available packages.When i click on apply, it shows that it has finished downloading the files required.But when it starts installation, i can see in the details
    Setting up "msttcorefonts"...
    "Connecting to <proxy ip>:<port no.> "
    eg: Connecting to

    But obviously it fails to do so because i m not on that network anymore.
    So it fails to install and then it shows some error abt "E: msttcorefonts".
    I guess it would just work fine if it doesnt try to connect to that proxy ip.

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  5. #4

    Ubuntu solution - may work for you

    In ubuntu:

    edit your /etc/apt/apt.conf. Where it specifies the proxy, change it to:

    Acquire::http::Proxy "false";

    good luck.

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