System-wide proxy settings do not affect apt-get, wget

Bug #772211 reported by Ankit Vani on 2011-04-28
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-control-center

In System->Preferences->Network Proxy, I set it to use Manual proxy configuration, using the same proxy for all protocols. I provide the HTTP proxy, port, and in details the authentication username and password. On applying system-wide and closing, I still need to change files such as /etc/apt/apt.conf, /etc/environment to include the authentication to be like "http://username:password@proxy-ip:port/". I also need to add the proxy details in /etc/wgetrc - the proxy settings themselves as well as proxy_user and proxy_passwd.

In the debian stable, all these things are done automatically by gnome-network-properties.
This problem existed in ubuntu 11.04 beta 2 also.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gnome-control-center 1:2.32.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.50-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Apr 28 14:07:46 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-network-properties
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center

Ankit Vani (ankitkv) wrote :
Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 795519, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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