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I am not able to download packages through Ubuntu Software Centre when connected to Cisco VPN. However, I am able to do the same from Synaptic by adding proxy settings.

How do I make Ubuntu Software Centre to make use of the same settings as Synaptic package manager?

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Found my answer. just add the proxy settings to /etc/apt/apt.conf. This solution works for both cli and the software centre.

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Also accept your own answer. –  Erik Kronberg May 2 '11 at 9:23
    
answer accepted! :) –  Ubuntuser May 2 '11 at 9:29
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