sharing /var/cache/apt over NFS

Chris Cohen kildau-ml at
Thu May 22 10:28:41 UTC 2008

On Thursday 22 May 2008 12:18:36 Rakotomandimby Mihamina wrote:
> Hi all,
> Given a dozen of boxes (same hardware), a slow (~220Kbps) connexion
> to Internet and Ubuntu, _not_ netbooting (each workstation has its
> own system)
> I would like to speed up the update/upgrade process.
> I have the apt-mirror possibility, but it downloads a whole
> repository. The perfect solution would be a "selective apt-mirror"
> that would only mirror some packages.

Do you know apt-cacher or apt-cacher-ng?
I used apt-cacher for a few months but then switched to -ng due to some 
strange problems with apt-cacher. Everything works great with -ng now.
Of course you could also setup a "normal" http-proxy.


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