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I got the following error after configuring proxy in /etc/apt/apt.conf as Acquire::http::proxy

e: syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf:2: extra junk at end of file.

and I don't have the proxy authentication. How do I fix this?

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marked as duplicate by Braiam, minerz029, karel, falconer, BuZZ-dEE Jan 6 '14 at 12:40

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Please post the contents of /etc/apt/apt.conf – Jorge Castro Feb 20 '12 at 23:21

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I have experienced that after removing the "http://" after the proxy in the above string has helped.

So the revised line would be:

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you much change to Acquire::http::proxy ""; The ";" must place end of the line

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It looks like you forget ; at the end of line.

Try this:

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I had the same error and had to put the address and port part in quotation marks. Likes so:

Acquire::http::proxy ";"
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