On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 4:58 PM, Freeman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks Freeman. yes, I discovered that just having the Release and Packages.gz etc. files in a directory isn't good enough to use. However, I'm not sure how this works when you use a DVD in the drive and have the packages install from it. Anyway, I found this script 'anonftpsync' that helps build one a local mirror. It's been going on for almost 20 hrs and it's downloaded 28GB so far after I used a LOT of EXCLUDEs but oh well. Was a Bad move in a way since Squeeze is going to be out soon and then I'll have to build a mirror for that as well. I'm probably stupid or impatient but I didn't understand the concept of apt-cacher-ng from a brief glimpse. It's a HTTP proxy to a local mirror or some other mirror or does it make an NFS partition accessible via HTTP? Since it uses the word "cache" in it, I'm assuming, it caches the packages so everytime you need something you get it locally than reaching out to the Internet mirror?