I am currently at a conference in another country and my package manager cannot access repositories. My internet is working fine and I can ping the repositories or go to them in a browser, but package manager fails to access them. If I sudo apt-get update it throws
Something wicked happened resolving 'wwwproxy:3128' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
(or Ign's). This proxy corresponds to my proxy at my office back at home, but I have disabled proxy in the package manager.
Scanning for best repository doesn't work either, it doesn't manage to connect to any.
I have searched for this online and have checked things about my apt.conf file. My apt.conf contains:
Acquire::http::proxy "http://wwwproxy:3128/"; Acquire::https::proxy "https://wwwproxy:3128/"; Acquire::ftp::proxy "ftp://wwwproxy:3128/"; Acquire::socks::proxy "socks://wwwproxy:3128/";
If I remove
apt.conf (or replace with blank), it makes no difference. I don't see that it should since I am connecting directly (and have set it so in my network options in Package manager network settings)
I have also tried some things with
resolv.conf (changing name address to primary and secondary dns) to no avail. (im not sure if this would help, following other advice)
I am running 12.04.
(I wrote this very quickly and wrote down everything I have tried to possibly shorten the troubleshooting process, have very limited time between lectures and need this sorted asap, my apologies)