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task-laptop: please recommend automatic apt proxying

Package: task-laptop
Version: 3.53
Severity: wishlist

I'm not sure on the difference between auto-apt-proxy and
squid-deb-proxy-client. Avahi is already pulled in by task-laptop.

On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 09:33:56AM +0200, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 08, 2021 at 07:12:18PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
> > Why not simply automate setting it at install time using preseed? I'm
> > honestly not sure who the target audience for auto-apt-proxy is
> Laptops of end-user systems are the target, but also developers. When
> people gather at a place (conference, hackspace, private meetup, etc.)
> downloading of .debs should just work quickly by default. Many such
> sites could easily provide a local cache and a number even do. BSPs tend
> to have a blackboard with information including the local mirror to use.
> Seriously, how many people change their mirror when they go to a BSP? If
> we installed auto-apt-proxy by default, much of the local caching would
> just work.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.10
  APT prefers oldstable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable-updates'), (500, 'oldstable-debug'), (500, 'oldstable'), (100, 'buster-fasttrack'), (100, 'buster-backports')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-17-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_GB:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages task-laptop depends on:
ii  anacron  2.3-28
ii  tasksel  3.53

Versions of packages task-laptop recommends:
ii  avahi-autoipd   0.7-4+deb10u1
ii  bluetooth       5.50-1.2~deb10u2
ii  iw              5.0.1-1
ii  powertop        2.8-1+b2
ii  wireless-tools  30~pre9-13
ii  wpasupplicant   2:2.7+git20190128+0c1e29f-6+deb10u3

task-laptop suggests no packages.

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