Debian Package Caching Solutions

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Talk by Jonathan Oxer at the Debian Miniconf at linux.conf.au in January 2008 about the various caching mechanisms available for Debian / Ubuntu packages. Provides an overview of apt-proxy, …

Talk by Jonathan Oxer at the Debian Miniconf at linux.conf.au in January 2008 about the various caching mechanisms available for Debian / Ubuntu packages. Provides an overview of apt-proxy, apt-cacher, and approx. More information at http://jon.oxer.com.au/talks/id/100

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  • 1. Package Caching Solutions Jonathan Oxer Debian Miniconf 7 January 28, 2008 Melbourne, Australia
  • 2. Problem: for n machines, all packages are downloaded n times
  • 3. So run a local mirror, right? Not so fast!
  • 4. A mirror is a dumb copy of the entire archive...
  • 5. ...including every package you've never installed!
  • 6. ftp.au.debian.org th th Dec 16 2007 – Jan 19 2008: 1,200,598 package downloads
  • 7. ftp.au.debian.org th th Dec 16 2007 – Jan 19 2008: 1,200,598 package downloads 277,110 different .debs (35,513 in i386 alone) 16,296 packages in i386
  • 8. Downloads / .deb: Debian i386