Ubuntu Edgy Updates

Akshay Lamba akshay at lambaweb.com
Mon Mar 5 09:12:44 UTC 2007

Tortise wrote:
> Hi Folks
> I have a few installs to do here, It seems the updates are each quite 
> a volume, especially when multiplied out.
> Are these updates downloaded to one directory or are they 
> automatically farmed out where they are to go?
> That is, how can I download them once and distribute these to the 
> other PCs on the LAN?  (Short of possibly setting up a mirror from 
> http://apt-mirror.sourceforge.net/?)
 From what I understand there are multiple ways of doing this:
1. Setup something like apt-proxy 
2. Build a partial/full local mirror
3. All the new packages are stored locally on /var/cache/apt/archives. 
Once you upgrade one system, copy these files over to another system and 
when you update the second system it will pick up the local copies first 
and install them. Have a look at 
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-16286.html too.


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