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Re: apt-proxy woes

On Tue, Apr 02, 2002 at 02:09:26PM -0800, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> squid cache server is easier for me to set up.

Then use it ;-)  If you've already got Squid set up nicely, then obviously
it is less effort to point Apt at Squid than to install apt-proxy.
apt-proxy is quite different to Squid, because it knows about the contents
of Debian archives and builds and maintains a partial mirror.

> and no need to reconfigure even if you fetch from other
> sources.

FUD :)  If you have 10 clients and change your Debian mirror, you have to
edit /etc/apt/sources.list on all 10 clients if you use squid.  With
apt-proxy, you only have to modifiy one file (/etc/apt-proxy/apt-proxy.conf)
on one machine.  I guess you were maybe referring to the operation of adding
a new apt backend to your sources.list, e.g. Blackdown Java.  With Squid,
you add a single line to sources.list on each client, and with apt-proxy you
also have to add an extra line to apt-proxy.conf.

Chris Halls | Frankfurt, Germany

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