Ubuntu – What happened to /etc/apt/apt.conf


I was browsing through the apt folder to try my proxy settings and I was unable to find the apt.conf file in Ubuntu 11.04. Is there any alternative file for it?

Adding proxy settings to 99-synaptic in apt.conf.d does not help as it gets overwritten everytime I restart the system.

Best Answer

The /etc/apt/apt.conf file is still read if it exists. The apt configuration provided by packages is installed as separate files in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ so that it can be added and updated independent of any local changes you make in the main configuration file.

So if you have local configuration changes, just create the file.

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