[afnog] installing observium

Hervey Allen hervey at nsrc.org
Thu Dec 22 12:39:51 UTC 2011

On 12/22/11 6:46 AM, ibtisam jamal wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to Unix.
> I am trying to get observium installed following ;
> http://www.observium.org/wiki/Ubuntu_SVN_Installation
> but i keep getting ;
> Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main mysql-common
> 5.1.41-3ubuntu12.10
>   407  Proxy Access Denied
> I am browsing with the same PC.

Looks like your site is using a web proxy that requires authentication.
You've probably set up your web browser to do this already.

You need to tell apt-get how to do this as well.

Try following the suggestions here to set up apt to use your local proxy:


There are a few other potential work-arounds listed here as well:


In short, you should be able to edit the file:


and add the proper proxy settings for your site in this file.

	- Hervey Allen

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