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Re: [vox-tech] deb mirror
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Re: [vox-tech] deb mirror

If you're only running three machines and a lot of the packages that they
use are the same, maybe you should look at the apt-proxy package.  I've
never used this package, but it's my understanding that you have all of
your computers point at one machine running apt-proxy.  Whenever one of
those machines requests a package, it will be cached at the apt-proxy
server in case another machine needs it later.  This means you don't
waste space mirroring packages that you don't care about and will never

I've been thinking about using this myself, but haven't had a chance to
set it up yet.  If you try it, I'd be interested in hearing how it goes.


On Thu, Dec 13, 2001 at 04:00:05AM -0800, Gabriel Rosa wrote:
> hey guys,
> has anyone had any experience setting up a local deb mirror (rsync)?
> The process seems trivial, and is pretty well documented, but I'm wondering
> what the size estimate would be. The debian site mentions that potato is about
> 9GB, but i believe that includes source and binaries for various architectures.
> can anyone give me a number for woody x86? :)
> I'm thinking of setting up a mirror, since we have 3 machines that run woody,
> and it seems a bit of a waste to apt-get upgrade them all from an external
> mirror, downloading the exact same packages.
> thanks,
> -Gabe
> ps. if anyone wants to donate a 100gb drive to my cause, i'll mirror the
> entire debian ftp (35gb or so, according to them) ;)
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