Tsocks-using apt-get with socks proxy
Sometimes we are using socks proxy but can't use apt-get through terminal...!! What to do..?? Here is something you can use-TSOCKS.
As obvious we should use the command : For Ubuntu :
sudo apt-get install tsocks
For Fedora :
sudo yum install tsocks
OR else you can easily download the .deb file from here and then use
dpkg -i filename.deb
to install tsocks.
the config file of tsocks is stored at /etc/tsocks.conf . At the end of tsocks.conf, there is SOCKS proxy information in 3 options: server, server_type and server_port.
# Otherwise we use the server server = 127.0.0.1 # Server type defaults to 4 so we need to specify it as 5 for this one server_type = 5 # The port defaults to 1080 but I’ve stated it here for clarity server_port = 3128(or any port you are using)
Now you are ready to use tsocks.Just type
sudo tsocks apt-get update
or just use tsocks before any command to get it installed or updated using socks proxy.