apt-cacher in main

Scott Abbey scott at wangfu.org
Wed Nov 14 23:27:45 UTC 2007

Kevin Fries wrote:
> 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?

I think the point of moving it is so that it receives official support from
Canonical. That way those on paid support contracts can still expect
assistance from Canonical when using the package. Canonical only provides
paid support for packages in main and restricted. Universe and multiverse
receive community support only.

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