[CentOS] apt-cacher for CentOS

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Wed Oct 10 17:51:30 UTC 2007

James A. Peltier wrote:
> Tronn Wærdahl wrote:
> > 
> > I dont know about apt-cacher, but if its something to do 
> with apt-get 
> > you could you --download-only. Like apt-get upgrade --download-only
> > 
> > Tronn
> > 
> apt-cacher allows you to point all clients to a centralized location, 
> when one client performs, say and apt-get dist-upgrade, the apt-cache 
> server caches all of the packages to it's local apt directory.  It's 
> very convienent and easy to setup, whereas the squid solution 
> proposed 
> by Dag is a fair bit more conviluted.
> A possible solution would be to possibly extend create-repo to add 
> functionality to mirror updates and packages for selected 
> architectures. 
>   Perhaps add the proxy/caching functionality that is required to 
> perform these operations?

I just have a central server mirror the updates repo with wget and
have either apache or iis serve them up to clients.

Then in the yum repo files, comment out mirrorlist=, uncomment
baseurl=, add the url to your update server first for baseurl= and
set the failovermethod=priority.


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