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How do I get add-apt-repository to work through a proxy?
Cannot add repository due to “couldn't connect to host” error

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 88, in ppa_info = get_ppa_info_from_lp(user, ppa_name) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 80, in get_ppa_info_from_lp curl.perform() pycurl.error: (7, "couldn't connect to host")

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marked as duplicate by jokerdino, fossfreedom May 7 '12 at 12:49

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are you behind a proxy? –  fossfreedom May 7 '12 at 12:15
yes i m behind a proxy... –  Akshay May 7 '12 at 12:22
ok - wrong link - this one should get you going: askubuntu.com/questions/53146/… –  fossfreedom May 7 '12 at 12:38
i am confused .. shud i type in all the codes??? –  Akshay May 7 '12 at 12:41
yes - the first "7upvote" answer will work - you obviously need the details of your proxy and port number. –  fossfreedom May 7 '12 at 12:44

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