Comment 64 for bug 24061

Tim Cutts (timc) wrote :

Robbie, why has this been triaged as "Won't fix?" this causes real problems for people trying to run Ubuntu on machines behind Squid proxies that they don't control (for example in a corporate or university environment).

It seems to me that an appropriate fix would be for apt-get clean to actually remove the cached lists files, as well as the partial directory contents. At the moment, there's no apt-get command which properly cleans the downloaded files.

As such, this is really a problem in Debian, not Ubuntu, and should be passed upstream.