I'd like to use apt-get (and other ubuntu tools) to download software and keep it updated.
Unfortunately, my company has set a squid proxy to accept digest authentication only. I've seen somewhere (can't find the link again) that APT-GET uses WGET, which doesn't support digest authentication, to download the packages.
Is it possible to configure APT-GET to use CURL instead of WGET to download the packages?
apt uses its own fetcher (
/usr/lib/apt/methods/http), not wget, so your literal question is unanswerable. Going a little broader, according to a
strings over that file,
Proxy-Authentication: Basic is supported, but there's no mention of
Digest, so I'm going to guess that you're out of luck.