On Jun 17, 2010, at 8:57 AM, Colin Law <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 17 June 2010 13:49, Calcpage <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 5, 2010, at 5:00 AM, Maurice McCarthy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> My tech guy finally got back to me regarding the blocked *.bz2 files
>> messing up my sudo aptitude update. Now he says he set up a proxy
>> me. I think I know how to enable that in Firefox, but how do I make
>> use of a proxy using aptitude?
> If you go to Synaptic package manager (System, Administration,
> Synaptic Package Manager and then select Settings, Preferences and
> look on the Network tab there is a setting for proxy which should also
> cover apt-get and aptitude I believe.
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I went to system/admin/synaptic and clicked settings/pref/network and
added the manual proxy config but still no joy.
Then I simply tried system/pref/networkproxy applied the manual proxy
system wide and then system/admin/softwaresources to add the canonical
partner repos. I got the update to run finally without any of the
*.bz2 errors I had been getting! Alleluia!
Then I tried sudo aptitude install sun-java6-bin and got the jre stuff
installed, then I did sudo aptitude install sun-java6-plugin. I
lugins in firefox and all is well finally!
A few weird notes: installing sun-java6-bin does not get sun-java6-
installing sun-java6-plugin does not get sun-java6-bin and running
sudo aptitude safe-upgrade before installing jre fubars the
installation: I get an error about file size mismatch on sun-java6-
A. Jorge Garcia
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