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How to save time and traffic upgrading with apt-proxy

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 58.107.243.71] on June 26, 2008 11:04 AM
There is a much simpler program available called "apt-cacher". See http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2007/01/08/save-bandwidth-during-updates-with-apt-cacher-ubuntu-610/ for a good setup tutorial. Once it is setup in a server, all that is needed to activate it in a client is a single line added to the /etc/apt/apt.conf file: Acquire::http::Proxy “http://apt-cache-machine:3142″;

Another program worth looking at is apt-zeroconf which can actually download packages from other computers on the network if they are turned on!

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