Re: apt-proxy, apt-cacher & approx
Holger Levsen wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> I just use squid and it works like charm.
I has a quite long discussion with my employee about it, and I really
don't think that Squid is appropriate. First, I would have to deal with
many ACL to make it limited to the Debian repository, and second, the
way it selects what package to discard or to keep in the cache will
never be as good as a cacher specially dedicated to Debian packages,
that will keep only the most recent package for a given flavor (keeping
the most recent package from backports, volatile, security, sid, etch,
lenny etc., discarding all what is older than the most recent).
So, if approx does the job, I will go for it. In fact, I already updated
one of my caching-server with it, and if it does well the job, I will
updated the others.
P.S: I also had hard time doing a backport of the Lenny version of
apt-cacher that depends on so many packages to be backported.