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Re: creating a local mirror

On Wednesday 05 January 2005 13:43, David T-G wrote:
> ...and then Alexandros Papadopoulos said...
> % Although I've found apt-cacher to be more practical for the task of
> % installing a small number of machines with more or less similar
> % configuration. It just makes sure that you only download each
> package % once, on a on-demand basis.
> Oooh!  That sounds awesome!  I'll have to check it out.
> Unfortunately I bet that it requires a Debian system on which to run,
> right? :-/

Correct - but any packages downloaded to install the Debian cache can be 
added right back to the cache for use by the next client.

From apt-cacher(1):
 [...]Apt-cacher now comes with an import helper script to make things 
easier. Just put a bunch of  .debs into /var/cache/apt-cacher/import  
(or a directory called 'import' inside whatever you've set your cache 
dir to be, and run /usr/share/apt-cacher/apt-cacher-import.pl. The 
script will run through all the .debs it finds in that dir and set them 
up for you in the cache.

Hence, nothing is downloaded twice.


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