Re: dpkg cache server
Jeff Davis <email@example.com> writes:
> I run several debian machines, and when I need to get packages I try not to
> redownload packages I already have.
If you are using apt-get to fetch packages, you can install the
caching proxy wwwoffle (World Wide Web Offline Explorer) on one
machine (preferably your firewall) and set http_proxy and ftp_proxy to
http://your.firewall.org:8080 . Then apt-get (more precisely wget)
will request files through wwwoffle, which then caches the packages.
Indeed, if you use PPP, wwwoffle will record your requests and
download things the next time the connection is up. wwwoffle is a
great thing in my opion.
Jens Peter Secher
firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.diku.dk/~jpsecher - (+45) 35 32 14 08
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