apt-cacher in main

Mathias Gug mathiaz at ubuntu.com
Fri Nov 16 15:05:30 UTC 2007

Hi Oliver,

On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 12:15:34PM +0100, Oliver Grawert wrote:
> searching for package proxy solutions in apt-cache reveals:
> apt-proxy - Debian archive proxy and partial mirror builder

I've used apt-proxy for some time, but switch to apt-cacher. apt-proxy
would hang quiet often without any obvious reason.

> would a general proxy solution that includes .deb caching as well a
> better way to address the task ?

squid can also be used as a proxy (for debs and general caching). It's
already in main.

The only advantage that apt-cacher has over squid is that it knows the
debs structure and when files should be deleted (superseeded in the
archive instead of time based). OTOH squid is a more general caching
proxy which can also be used to cache http content.

Oliver, is there a reason why education don't use squid ? I guess they
would be interested in caching all the content they can.

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