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Im trying to run sudo apt-get update. I know the server is up and my internet is working. any clues?

sudo apt-get update

Err http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease  
Err http://archive.canonical.com oneiric InRelease
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg
  Unable to connect to localhost:8250:
Err http://archive.canonical.com oneiric Release.gpg
  Unable to connect to localhost:8250:

Reading package lists... Done
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/InRelease  
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/Release.gpg   
  Unable to connect to localhost:8250:
W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
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Can you take a look at this and see if it helps? If yes, it's a duplicate. If not then it rules out DNS issues. –  Tom Brossman Mar 26 '12 at 20:36
    
I can resolve the servers so I don't think that it is a DNS issue. –  null_radix Mar 26 '12 at 20:46
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Have you installed tor or another similar proxy / IP shaping software? –  Bruno Pereira Mar 26 '12 at 21:07
    
yes awhile ago. I start poking around and found that http_proxy was set to localhost:8250. So I unset it and restarted, but apt-get is still trying to talk to localhost:8250 –  null_radix Mar 26 '12 at 21:14
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Please answer your question by hitting the 'Answer my own question' button so that others will know a solution was found. :) –  Huckle Mar 26 '12 at 22:41
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Had to remove the line Acquire::http::proxy "localhost:8250/";; from /etc/apt/apt.conf

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Please consider marking this question as answered by using the gray/green button left to the answer :) –  Rafał Cieślak Mar 28 '12 at 20:22
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