PAC manager 4.5.3 adds support for SOCKs proxies & Perl 5.18

Last updated: September 21, 2013

PAC Manager 4.5.3 has been released with bug fixes and improvements. This tutorial shows how to install / upgrade it in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint.

PAC Manager Socks proxy

As you may know, PAC is a Perl/GTK replacement for SecureCRT/Putty/etc. It provides a GUI to configure SSH/Telnet connections. The latest release 4.5.3 has following changes:

  • Added support for SOCKs proxies!
  • Added support for defining proxies configuration PER CONNECTION! :)
  • Added an option to “Auto save” every PAC change in realtime, without user interaction
  • Added preliminary date/time information on disconnections
  • Added support for Perl 5.18
  • Fixed a minor bug with PAC substitution variables
  • Changed PAC’s behaviour to prevent password from appearing on “ps” command for RDP (both rdesktop and xfreerdp commands)

Install PAC Manager 4.5.3:

Download the Deb and double-click to install via pop-up Ubuntu Software Center.


Or you can run below commands to install the downloaded package in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/pac-; sudo apt-get -f install



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