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