question on package caching

James Livingston jrl at
Sat Oct 15 02:07:49 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-10-14 at 20:54 -0400, Eric S. Johansson wrote:
> in addition to ubuntu, I'm running gentoo (will go away asa xen is a 
> little more stable).  One thing I am doing to cut down the load on the 
> network etc. is run a local cache for Gentoo packages.  Now that I have 
> four machines running ubuntu, I would like to do the same thing for deb 
> packages.   is there any pointers to how one can do this?

The apt-proxy program is what you want. It's in universe, and the
homepage is


James "Doc" Livingston
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