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apt-get behind transparent proxy: Unable to parse package file

If you're proxy does not support lingering on TCP requests, such as squid proxy, apt-get will fail to properly download list packages. This will need to be turned off by editing "/etc/apt/apt.conf" (may not exist by default) and adding this line:

Acquire::http::Pipeline-Depth "0";