Thanks - that's the killer I guessed was out there somewhere.
I have set up apt-proxy and it seems to be working fine so that's what
we will be using.
Thanks for the help.
Andrew McCarthy wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 01:25:29PM +0100, Kevin Philp wrote:
>>> I have a small office of machines running Ubuntu. When upgrading I would
>> like to share the downloaded files so we don't download the same file
>> over and over. apt-proxy is one possibility but can I just share
>> /var/cache/apt over nfs? if I upgrade one machine at a time I shouldn't
>> get any locking problems. Is this a sensible approach or fraught with
>> problems I am unaware of?
>>>> If the network goes down during the upgrade (which can happen while
> NetworkManager is being configured, I think) you'll be stuck. Best to
> keep that directory local.
>> If you already have a squid proxy, you can just use that. Just make sure
> (a) the sources.list is identical, and (b) squid's cache is big enough
> and allowed to cache the large files.
>> There's also a nice-looking project call apt-zeroconf in which each
> computer in the network shares a list of the packages it has already
> downloaded, but it's still beta with the very occasional reliability
> issue. I still use it though :)
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