[ubuntu-za] ubuntu-9.10 - saving update files

Johan johansche at telkomsa.net
Fri Feb 12 07:09:38 GMT 2010


Charl Wentzel wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-02-11 at 18:00 +0200, Johan Scheepers wrote:
>
>   
>> Kindly what happens to the update/upgrate files after installed.
>>
>> If deleted what can be done to save them please.
>>
>> I would like to keep two drives the same without downloading again or using 
>> ddrescue and simmilar.
>>
>> Just install both once and keep them same with updates.
>>
>>     
>
> Hi Johan
>
> I have three machines in my office and also wanted to save bandwidth by
> preventing all the machines to download the same updates.
>
> I'm using "apt-cacher-ng", not "apt-cacher".  The latter is harder to
> configure.  In short it works as follows:
>
> 1. You install apt-cacher-ng on one of the machines
>
> 2. You setup all your machines to connect to that one machine for
> updates
>
> 3. You can also import all existing file from /var/cache/apt/archives
>
> 4. Any updates that are downloaded for the first time are now stored by
> apt-cacher-ng.  All machines that need it after that uses the stored
> copy.  Updates are never downloaded more than once.
>
> Other than setting it up apt-cacher-ng, there are no special processes
> you have to perform or regular actions you need to take.
>
>
> This however does not solve your problem of keeping machines the same,
> e.g. if you download a new package to one machine it does not
> automatically get downloaded to the next.  So you still have to go and
> install it from the other machines, but at least you only download the
> package from the Internet once.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Regards
> Charl
>
>   
Morning Charl,
Thanks for a kind and informative reply.

Does installing with apt-get also get stored same place as updates?

Regards
Johan Sch



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