Whatever happened to apt-sync?
eapache at gmail.com
Sat Jun 28 17:17:28 UTC 2008
On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 5:33 AM, Felix Feyertag <felix.feyertag at gmail.com>
> In 2006 I participated in summer of code to implement this, the project
> website is:
> The code is functional and I'm using it successfully on my home computer
> (usually saving around 50-90% on minor updates and 30% on a dist-upgrade),
> however I do not have resources available to distribute aptsync files, so
> it's not possible for me to perform any wide-scale testing.
> The issue is:
> AptSync requires a repository of `.aptsync' files to be stored server-side.
> These .aptsync files store control information about each file in the actual
> Ubuntu repository.
> To host such a repository, the following would be required:
> * Local access to a complete and up-to-date Ubuntu mirror
> * The ability to run `aptsyncmake' (Python) to construct .aptsync files
> for every file in the mirror
> * Webspace to store the repository. A rough estimate of space required is
> 50-100MB, and it need not be stored in the original repository tree (or even
> on the same server)
> If anyone has the above resources and would be willing to help me get this
> project into swing, then I'd be happy to hear!
> Alternatively, I've been toying with the idea of setting up a mechanism to
> automatically create and distribute aptsync files via peer-to-peer.
If the code is functional, shouldn't this be pushed to Ubuntu to be used by
their repositories? Or would the CPU drain for aptsyncmake on that many
packages be too much?
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