Is it possible to change TorAddress and TorPort when using apt-transport-tor? I'm trying to use socksports listening on another machine on my network.

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The apt-transport-tor documentation shows how to configure this.

You'd want to either edit /etc/apt/apt.conf or add a new entry under /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ containing a line like the following:

Acquire::tor::proxy "socks5h://apt:apt@localhost:9050";

The line follows the same format as cURL's -x directive, I.E. socks5h://username:password@host:port

In this case the username and password are used for traffic isolation, so that APT doesn't share circuits with other things that may be using the Tor client.

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