apt-proxy for yum? (Re: The updates firehose)

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Sun Jun 10 18:04:04 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-06-10 at 12:23 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:

> Nice solution.
> But as a side note to that: I in fact had a local update mirror for Core
> in the past, but with the Core and Extras merge I don't have one, as the
> space and download requirements drastically increased. So much that
> having a local mirror is not worth the trouble if you don't have more
> then 10 (?) machines with Fedora afaics. So in this regard the merge
> made things worse for me.
> What I'd like to have these days is a kind transparent apt-proxy (
> http://apt-proxy.sourceforge.net/ ) for yum, that keeps packages in a cache.


it'll download the packages you want and all of the dependencies for
those packages (recursively) to a local cache.

or reposync which is like rsync for yum repos.

> Sure, squid can help with that, but a more intelligent solution (package
> still in the repo? only one ppc machine in the network, so don't cache
> ppc download, ...; package part of standard-install, so keep in in the
> cache if possible) could do a whole lot better.

that intelligence is in the form of scripting, at some point there is a
diminishing return on the scripting versus just downloading everything
in a single swath.


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