Re: Tip: netinstall with apt-cacher
John S. Skogtvedt wrote:
> For those who don't know, apt-cacher is an APT proxy, e.g. a HTTP proxy
> intended for Debian packages.
> It is one of n APT proxies in the archive, but benefits include being
> easy to set up, the ability to be used as a proxy (rather than having to
> specify it as a mirror) and having the possibility to import packages
> from a previously installed system.
> Install apt-cacher, i.e. aptitude install apt-cacher
> Configure apt-cacher, unless you have an upstream HTTP proxy or you want
> to restrict access to apt-cacher, you only need to make the following
> change to /etc/apt-cacher/apt-cacher.conf:
> Find the index_files_regexp line, uncomment it and add |\.key|\.msg
> before the closing parenthesis, e.g.:
> index_files_regexp = (?:Index|Packages\.gz| ...
> This is necessary because the installer downloads a .key and a .msg file
> using the proxy. Apt-cacher is only intended to be used as an APT proxy,
> and so rejects non-APT URLs.
> Boot the netinstall CD. Choose the menu option you want, but don't press
> enter; instead press TAB and then add the text
> "mirror/http/proxy=http://10.0.2.2:3142/" to the kernel command line.
> Now press enter.
> The installer will boot and use your apt-cacher proxy.
> Substitute 10.0.2.2 for the IP of your apt-cacher proxy.
Perhaps you would like to add this to the
wikipage ? :)