[Ubuntu-US-NM] EPC suggestion

Eric Krieger unmlobo at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 13:17:01 GMT 2008

I have a few minor things to workout (i.e. the /var/cache/apt dir 
required that I give it rwx to everyone) and a little more testing but 
appears to be working.


3 Ubuntu 7.10 desktop VM's (two cloned from the first).

1 VM is the NFS Server exporting /var/cache/apt

2 VMs are Clients with the /var/cache/apt mounted to the local 

NFS server export options:

/var/cache/apt theipaddressofclient(async,no_subtree_check,rw)

NFS Client Options:

fstab entries:

heipaddressofserver:/var/cache/apt /var/cache/apt nfs 
rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr 0 0


Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
> Eric Krieger writes:
>> I think that caching packages is a great idea. A cool idea may be to 
>> carve out a bit of storage from the FreeNAS, once it is built, and mount 
>> the NAS share, via NFS, to /var/cache/apt on each of the workstations. 
>> That way there is a central area that all packages are shared and cached 
>> for all workstations to see.
> That's something I've wondered about -- since there's quite a bit of
> locking that goes on in apt (you never really know how much until it
> breaks and you have to find all the lock files...), is putting
> /var/cache/apt on an NFS share safe?  Or is there a possibility of
> corruption?  That would save me some space...

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