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I have Debian 10 installed in my Virtual Machine and want to use

sudo apt-get update

Problem is I am in a network with an internet connection over proxy. So far so good, I set up the automatic proxy address and also set up IvP4 as it is set up in Windows. I can normally browse the internet with my VM, but when I want to use the bash mentioned earlier I get the error message that it is not able to establish the connection and download files.

I found this

sudo http_proxy='http://user:pass@proxy.example.com:8080/'
apt-get install package-name

but my attempts on using this all failed.

So do anyone knows a solution for this?

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Create a /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/http-proxy.conf with the following line:

Acquire::http::Proxy "http://user:pass@proxy.example.com:8080/";

Then run:

export http_proxy=http://user:pass@proxy.example.com:8080/

Or add it to your ~/.bashrc .

sudo apt install package_name

Debian FAQ: Q: How do I tell {{{apt-get}}} which http-proxy to use?

A: Set the environment Variable http_proxy: export http_proxy="http://192.168.1.1:8080" or export http_proxy=http://uid:pw@proxy:port if the proxy needs authentication. Alternatively you can configure it in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d

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    You may also have to acquire the https proxy: Acquire::https::Proxy "http://user:password@proxy.example.com:XXXX/" – Ron Beyer Mar 3 '20 at 13:15
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    Okay thank you, but one question I ran into earlier. Do you have an example on how to fill (http::Proxy "user:pass@proxy.example.com:8080/")? – BaB Mar 3 '20 at 13:21
  • @BaB Welcome , just use your proxy credentials , user, pass and the address. – GAD3R Mar 3 '20 at 15:04

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