Ubuntu Edgy Updates

Tortise tortise at paradise.net.nz
Mon Mar 5 09:46:49 UTC 2007

Much obliged for the prompt responses which sound exactly like what I needed to know.  Will test out and let you know if any 
problems.  FYI there is 260M of updates there.

I assume the control files are not required?  (pkgcache.bin and srcpkgcache.bin)

There is also a file called lock in the archive which couldn't be copied and has 0 bytes.  Todays date.  I presume this can be 

Kind regards


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Frost" <timfrost at xtra.co.nz>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 10:14 PM
Subject: Re: Ubuntu Edgy Updates

On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 21:56 +1300, 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/?)

They are downloaded to /var/cache/apt, so you can copy that directory
tree (the archives are stored in /var/cache/apt/archives, but control
files are in /var/cache/apt) to a CD/USB key/..., and transfer them to
the other machines.


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