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Re: Is apt-proxy dead?

On Oct 11, Daniel Serodio wrote:
> 	First, sorry if this is the wrong list for this, please point me to the
> right one if I'm wrong.
> 	Is apt-proxy dead? There are "important" bugs 342 days old (#76113),
> annoying issues reported 317 days ago (#96517, more often than not it
> stalls after retrieving 99% of a file) and a weird "New upstream version
> available" report (ain't it a debian-only package?).
> 	I'd give it a look, if it weren't a sh mess. I'm pretty sure I'm not
> the only one who has considered rewriting it in perl. Does anyone have
> any info on its current status, if a perl rewrite was ever considered,
> etc?
> 	Despite all this problems, it very very useful for networks of debian
> boxes, but it could be much more useful if these problems were solved...

FWIW, I've been fiddling around with making an HTTP-based caching and
replicating proxy for Debian archives for about a year now...
something resembling a working implementation is available at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/debproxy in the CVS repository, but
there are still some annoying bugs I'm trying to work out (mainly to
do with sockets on heavily loaded connections).

It's all in Python, so you're forewarned if you're averse to such
things.  Eventually I'm planning on adding more features for making a
low-maintenance partial mirror that keeps up with what downstream
clients demand.

Chris Lawrence <cnlawren@olemiss.edu> - http://www.lordsutch.com/chris/

Instructor and Doctoral Student, Political Science, Univ. of Mississippi
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