Create local repo

Roy Strachan rdstrac at
Sun Jul 10 02:41:20 UTC 2011

You asked how to create a local mirror. I gave you three software
products which are designed to do that.

apt-mirror, debmirror and squid-deb-proxy all work in different ways
but do similar things, as in, cache deb files on your network.


I originally set up using apt-mirror but it uses a ridiculous amount of
disk space and bandwidth since it grabs everything - including the
kitchen sink.  I'm now using apt-cacher-ng and really like the way it
works.  It only caches the stuff I deliberately download for one of my
computers, then it is available locally for any of the others.  I
download only what I actually use...  once.


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