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Re: Feature Suggestion for APT



On Mon, 28 Dec 1998, Gong Wei wrote:

> 1.	I hope future version of APT could have ftp/http proxy capability
> included. 

HTTP proxies are fully supported, try setting the http_proxy environment
variable (read the sources.list man page)

> 2.	I got the following error message when trying to run "apt-get -y
> upgrade"
> *	E: Could not open lock file ../lock - open (13 Permission denied)
> *	E: Couldn't lock the Output dir, /var/cache/apt/archives another
> process is using it.
> 
> The directory /var/cache/apt/archives is actually NFS mounted from another
> machine.  It seems this is not feasible with current version of APT.  So

You need to export the directory with the no root squash option, read the
nfs manual pages. It does work, I use it on a few machines.

Jason


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