apt does not distinguish between regular and debian caches

Bug #1098960 reported by Hadmut Danisch on 2013-01-12
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apt (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


I am using apt-cacher-ng to reduce network traffic and to download each ubuntu package only once. There I have entries like

Acquire::http::Proxy "";

in my apt config.

But then some packages won't install and configure anymore, e.g. oracle-java7-installer , when they download further software from Internet that are not included in the packages themselves, for copyright/license or other reasons. The problem is that apt somehow passes the setting through to the installation process and the package scripts believe that there is a web proxy, trying to use it for general HTTP downloads. This fails because apt-cacher-ng allows access to debian/ubuntu repositories only and not to general HTTP objects.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: apt 0.8.16~exp12ubuntu10.7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-35.55-generic 3.2.34
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-35-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu15.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Jan 12 21:06:11 2013
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111011)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: apt
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-03 (254 days ago)

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