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Re: Package Pool Proposal

Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ualberta.ca> writes:

> On Wed, 8 Dec 1999, Michael Stone wrote:
> > > c) you want the downloads to occur overnight when you're not using your
> > >    internet link.
> > I forgot, apt-get -d can't be stuck in an at or cron job.
> Actually it can (apt-get -qqd dist-upgrade) - but this really only works
> well for a single machine when using a shared APT directory. I've been
> thinking about some means to partial-mirror a cluster of machines via a
> shared APT directory, but I probably wont write it :>
> Really, running a partial binary-i386 mirror uses *alot* more bandwidth
> than a shared APT cache scheme.

Why not have an squid proxy and have all maschines use that to
download their packages. That way you will only download each package
once and only if needed.

May the Source be with you.

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