cli aptitude proxy settings don't update until terminal is restarted

Bug #296982 reported by mattmill30 on 2008-11-11
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aptitude (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: aptitude

Once aptitude has been executed in terminal, proxy setting changes aren't applied until terminal is exited and re-loaded.

Daniel Hartwig (wigs) wrote :

Apt (and therefore aptitude) takes it proxy settings from apt.conf or environment. It is not possible to externally update aptitudes environment once it is running, so that can not be fixed. Changes in apt.conf could be found, but that is not usually how unix programs operate and so is unexpected and perhaps broken.

There will be no updating of settings from external sources while the program is running.

Daniel Hartwig (wigs) on 2013-05-31
Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
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