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Re: Tracking packages without having them installed

on Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 09:07:35PM +1100, Rob Weir (rweir@ertius.org) wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 11:16:19AM -0800, Tom said
> > After I do an apt-get upgrade on my desktop, I keep the DEBs I 
> > downloaded to use on other machines or when I start over.
> > 
> > I find I must have everything I am interested keeping up-to-date on 
> > *any* machine must be installed on the desktop (an example is 
> > pcmcia-source and pcmcia-cs).
> > 
> > Is there a way to make apt-get automatically downloaded newest versions 
> > of packages not installed?
> No.  But have you looked at apt-proxy?  Point all your machines at it,
> then it will only download each .deb once, and save it.  Every machine
> after the first gets it at local network speed.

...to four decimal places.

Concur:  apt-proxy is what you want for this.  Using it here, six
systems behind a 56k dialup.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
  Backgrounder on the Caldera/SCO vs. IBM and Linux dispute.

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