Re: APT-GET Problems
this isn't exactly a debian-security answer (but then again, I'm not sure
that you've posed a debian-security question), but my recommendation is to
use the apt-proxy package on "server" machine (you can even use
apt-proxy-import to build your proxying "mirror" using the files you've
already pooled). Then you set up your clients to pull packages from your
apt-proxy box, which will transparently fetch anything asked of it and add
the deb to its cache. You'll only pay once for the fetch, but have a copy
from that point forward.
Hope that hopes,
On Thu, 2 May 2002, Mike Shepherd wrote:
> Howdy all,
> I am running 2 Linux systems (1 server comprising of a Cyrix 686 chip with 32MB RAM, the other a 486 workstation), and I have the systems set up so that when I run APT-GET on the 486, it checks /var/cache/apt/archives on the server to see if the required files exist before downloading them. If they do, use them, if not, download ferom the 'net and store in the above-mentioned location. For some reason, though, I am now getting an error when trying to install/remove/upgrade on the 486. The server runs fine, no problems there. But the 486 will not perform the APT-GET functions properly. I have the error message, and my mount properties below:
> # apt-get install uucp
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
> 0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (22 Invalid argument)
> E: Unable to lock the download directory
> # mount
> /dev/hda5 on / type ext2 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
> proc on /proc type proc (rw)
> devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
> 192.168.2.15:/home on /home type nfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,rsize=8192,wsize=81
> 192.168.2.15:/var/cache/apt/archives on /var/cache/apt/archives type nfs (rw,noe
> I realize this may not be enough information to help find a solution,
> but with some guidance, I can locate more info from my systems for
> anyone wishing to tackle this problem.
> I was told that this method of mounting the server's
> /var/cache/apt/archives/ directory would make things far more efficient,
> and that it would be less painful to download things only once. And I
> can agree with that as our 'net connection is only a 56k modem.
> In the meantime, any takers?
> Mike Shepherd (AKA: The Sheepster) Ham: VE7PRT
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