Re: partial Debian mirroring - Was: dpkg rewrite in Java
"Tobias Hertkorn" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Michael R Head wrote:
>> On Mon, 2004-04-26 at 20:31 -0700, Tobias Hertkorn wrote:
>> > I did not know about debmirror2 up to now. Will it be
>> > written in perl as debmirror is now? Will it support
>> > (optinal) acting as proxy - that means, populating
>> > it on the fly? How far along is it?
>> I haven't tried it, but your requirements sound very similar
>> to what apt-proxy is intended to provide.
> apt-proxy blockes until all data is received. Eg. if you try to
> download kernel images over dialup (extrem example) apt-get times out
> and complains. It also slows down the overall process dramatically.
> Being a script doesn't help either.
> Inspired by your question I did some test on my setup at the
> On the flipside: it was obvious, that apt-got is not for everybody
> either. Java has a big footprint and might be too much for small
> machines - but that is only a guess, as I couldn't test this setup on
> a slow cpu.
> Maybe gcj 3.4.0 will solve that - once all basic functions are in
> place, I will try to alter the code so it compiles on gcj.
How much are we talking about? 16MB, 32Mb, 64Mb?