[ubuntu-za] Update library?

Derick Hewetson derick at cyberiansystems.net
Mon Dec 1 13:50:35 GMT 2008

To edit something in /etc you would need root privileges, so use 'sudo' 
before the command to execute it as root and supply your password when 

Alex Faure wrote:
> I have loaded the apt-cacher but when I try to edit it - I get the 
> following error message:
>                   Could not save the file /etc/default/apt-cacher.
>                   You do not have the permissions necessary to save 
> the file.   
>                   Please check that you typed the location correctly 
> and try again.
> It seems I need to be logged in as a root(?) I am the only user on my 
> machine!
> Any suggestions?
> 2008/12/1 Raoul Snyman <raoul.snyman at saturnlaboratories.co.za 
> <mailto:raoul.snyman at saturnlaboratories.co.za>>
>     Hi guys,
>     On Mon, 01 Dec 2008 14:12:12 +0200, Hilton Gibson
>     <hgibson at sun.ac.za <mailto:hgibson at sun.ac.za>>
>     wrote:
>     >> The best way to do this would be to create your own apt
>     repository on
>     > one of
>     >> your machines / servers. So that server will update itself from the
>     > ubuntu
>     >> apt repository, and your other machines will update from that one.
>     > Hi Alex
>     >I ha
>     > Have a look at this page:
>     > http://www.ubuntu.sun.ac.za/wiki/index.php/MakeLocalMirror
>     >
>     > If you manage to get it right then all you need to do is update your
>     > server every couple of weeks. If a group of you get together you
>     could
>     > "share" an entire repo.
>     While this is one way of doing it, I'm very hesitant to call it
>     the "best".
>     If you make a local repo, chances are you're going to be
>     downloading ALL
>     the packages, whether or not you ned them. With a system like
>     apt-cacher,
>     you only download those packages you need. apt-cacher is therefore
>     most
>     likely lighter on bandwidth than a repository.
>     Of course I could be wrong, but all the stuff I've read so far
>     about local
>     repositories involves downloading *all* the packages.
>     --
>     Raoul Snyman, B.Tech IT (Software Engineering)
>     Saturn Laboratories
>     e: raoul.snyman at saturnlaboratories.co.za
>     <mailto:raoul.snyman at saturnlaboratories.co.za>
>     w: http://www.saturnlaboratories.co.za/
>     b: http://blog.saturnlaboratories.co.za/
>       http://raoulsnyman.co.za/
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