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Re: reuse apt-get cache

Hi, my neibour :-)

On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 06:02:08PM +0000, Benedict Verheyen wrote:
> i have a server and it has a quite extensive sources.list. Now i would 
> like to make a cron job that does "apt-get update" every so often and 
> then use that cache for my connected client so i don't have to download 
> the packages list again and thus use unnecessary bandwidth.

1) Why do "apt-get update", do "apt-get update; apt-get -d upgrade"
2) web cache ==>  use squid
3) Always install not by CRON.

But why have quite extensive sources.list for server.  You should be
running STABLE ! for server.

> Ideally this would mean removing the entries in my local clients 
> sourceslist and have just 1 entry that points to my server's cached 
> packages list.
> Is this possible and how can i do that?

What?  Sounds complicated.  I thiught apt do not check unchenged files.

> In the future i plan to make packages of my own scripts. Can i combine
> those? I mean putting my packages in the cache of packages on the server
> and thus also have them available for the pc's connected to my LAN?

You can do this in many ways.  But I found running squid to be most
simple and flexible.

I am thinking other ways for different reason...


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