Re: How do I install older software versions?
On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 01:31 +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> I get 100mbit connection at home via optical connetion these days so
> is not the point.
> It is about saving load to the remote host (a shared resources) which
> provide data to everyone. If you have many hosts at home, running cache
> service for package deb fies are good idea.
> > > Use proxy server such as squid. Then it saves only ones you downloaded.
> > >
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_server
> > >
> > In what way would that help? I suspect both apt-move and mirror use
> > incremental updates. That way the bandwith requirements will not be that
> > much.
> apt-move create local package mirror with packages downloaded to reduce
> duplicate download. It seems good but I never bothered.
> apt-mirror seems to make subset mirror of archive ... which needs to
> require too much attention for casual user like me because it relied on
> package name etc.
> proxy server just hold all remote data requests made via it. If it is
> configured by http reuest time out in right way, you get good copies of
> archive without specific package name requirement. I used to use it
> while not caching noon deb files. I used to cache just deb files.
> Simple policy is the key.
> I am running single machine these days so I do not do this.
Thanks a lot for your additional explanation!