Re: CD for network install (Was: Debian DVDs)
I think you're talking about apt-proxy. I've been using it for a while,
but it tends to error out when it's downloading a file that isn't already
mirrored. Re-issuing the apt-get command seems to work okay.
Basically, you set up apt-proxy on your mirror machine, configuring it to
look for packages for a given distribution (like non-US) on one or more
mirrors. You then point every local machine's sources.list at the mirror
machine (with a specific port and http protocol), and it downloads the
files for all the other machines, building a partial mirror as it goes.
Pretty cool, but it's been hard for me to get working, and seems to take
quite a while to work... YMMV.
On Thursday 05 July 2001 02:45 am, dim wrote:
> Hello All!
> >> > How about the opposite extreme of a release DVD: A release-
> >> > agnostic CD that runs right off the CD, lets you enter a
> >> > distrib mirror site and your chosen distrib and then runs a
> >> > network-based install of stable, testing or unstable straight
> >> > off the net (via ramdisk perhaps).
> And more to it:
> For install to several computers lets automaticly make scripts for
> mirroring _choosed_ packages. Then mirror it and then install from
> this local mirror to any amount of computers.
> BTW, somebody made scripts/programs for partial mirroring based on
> packages selecting?
> This will be _very_ helpfull for organizations where it's need to
> periodically upgrade fixed set of the packages on many computers.
> Main task is a program for such selecting with dependency
> May be there is an apt program that can generate such lists?