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You can not make an application use socks proxy if it doesn't support it. Firefox supports socks proxy that's why you can simply change the proxy settings in Firefox to make it work. However, for apps that don't support Socks proxy, you can use Proxychains instead. It is very easy to setup and use. It comes pre-configured for use with Tor. Debian family: ...


man wget suggests wget doesn't support socks proxies. In any case, the term 'socks' doesn't show up in the man or info docs.


Press the button "Clear and Rebuild Cache". This action will recreate cache dirs as you set it in cache_dir option


You don't have htpasswd installed on your system to manage HTTP users. You can use the one from the Apache HTTP Server utility programs package. Even though it's meant for Apache and not Squid, the password file format is the same (according to your reports).


create a file (it doesn't exist by default): sudo gedit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01proxy Then add the following: (Replace with yours) Acquire::http::Proxy " http://[username]:[password]@[proxy-webaddress]:[port]"; Acquire::https::Proxy " http://[username]:[password]@[proxy-webaddress]:[port]"; Save the file and then try: sudo apt-get update


There is no such thing as tor What you read about is Tor Launcher which I suspect is a different thing that tor itself. You can have (in decreasing order of stability) the following build: the latest stable which the latest experimental build which is the latest dev build none of ...

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