Projects / apt-cacher


apt-cacher is a CGI script which can be used by apt-get to request downloads of Debian packages (and release files) from the Net. Each downloaded file is cached into a directory, so subsequent requests for the same filename are filled from the cache. This is useful when you have multiple Debian installations to update, particularly if you are on the end of a slow Internet connection. apt-cacher is easy to install; you only need to have a local Web server on which you can place the CGI script and create a directory for the cache.

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Recent releases

  •  06 Oct 2005 15:13

    Release Notes: This version was included in Debian's "Sarge" release.

    •  24 Jan 2002 23:51

      Release Notes: This release will automatically ignore Packages.gz or Release files older than a user-configurable number of hours. now creates necessary $cache_dir/tmp directory. The documentation has been improved and the code tidied.

      •  29 Sep 2001 14:04

        No changes have been submitted for this release.


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