The manpage for
apt.conf doesn't mention SOCKS at all. Yet there are a few questions about SOCKS and apt here, and every now and then I see an answer which has something like:
Acquire::http::proxy .. Acquire::https::proxy .. Acquire::ftp::proxy .. Acquire::socks::proxy ..
(all four) in them.
Acquire::socks doesn't raise an error, but doesn't seem to have an effect either.
What exactly is the state of support for SOCKS proxies in
Acquire::sockshave any meaning at all? Answers for any and all currently supported versions of Ubuntu are welcome. I am not going to try tsocks, because that's working around apt, not with it. There's nothing to more post. The question is self-contained, and please read a bit more carefully.
Acquire::socksdoes exist, where there is a definitive record of it and where to find out more information about it.