Bug#400829: live-package should "suggest" apt-cacher or similar
> Anyway, the point is, how do you decide which package to "suggest" if
> several might provide the same functionality, each with its own distinct
> advantages and disadvantages? Perhaps all of the alternatives should
> provide a virtual package, e.g. Provides: apt-package-proxy?
A virtual package might be the best solution. Someone/committee still has to
decide the order of package preference in the virtual package.
In the meantime, just "Suggest" a package that caches package downloads.
apt-cacher works just fine for me. If there are other programs (e.g approx)
that work and have a more certain future, go with them. :)