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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
> bandwidth 
> 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. 
> Osamu

Thanks a lot for your additional explanation! 



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