apt-cacher in main

Kevin Fries kfries at cctus.com
Wed Nov 14 21:28:51 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 11:38 -0500, Fabian Rodriguez wrote:
> I also think this would be a good candidate to have on the LiveCD
> installer and/or the Server CD installer images, as in many scenarios
> CDs are used for a first install and then other PCs in the same LAN
> could use that first install apt-cacher to save tremendously on
> bandwidth - a common situation outside high-bandwidth areas.

I am not sure it needs to be moved. But, what would be totally cool is
if the installer scanned the local network on install and configured
apt-cacher in sources.list instead of the normal repos by default when
if finds a server.  That would be a terrific usability upgrade.

But, since only one server needs it, is there an advantage to moving it
from Universe?  It not like its in Multiverse which is turned off by
default.  If I remember correctly, isn't Universe turned on by default
on initial install?

Kevin Fries
Senior Linux Engineer
Computer and Communications Technology, Inc
A Division of Japan Communications Inc.

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