[arch-general] pkg-proxy ?

C Anthony Risinger anthony at extof.me
Sun May 16 09:37:53 EDT 2010

On May 16, 2010, at 4:32 AM, Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 2010-05-15 at 23:47 +0200, Andre "Osku" Schmidt wrote:
>> 2010/5/15 Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at gmail.com>:
>>> Check out 'pkgd'
>> thanks, works nicely!
>> only couple issues that would be nice if it could do too (or already
>> does, and i just didn't find out how)
>> - not usable from arch installer. i assume i cant use it as proxy
>> setting what is asked in the installer. but maybe i can somehow else
>> use it from the installer?
> You would need (AFAIK) to install some packages first to start using
> it.
>> - if the package is not found on the pkgd server, it will be loaded
>> from internet to the client machine. is there a way to tell the pkgd
>> server to download it and serve it to the client ?
> Not that I'm aware off. Talk to Xyne.
> Perhaps you'd just want to set up your own mirror. There's projects
> for
> that as well in the AUR, just search.

I wrote a Piece of Junk app to do exactly this... Serve packages from
a cache or retrieve from the net and serve to client.  I used it to
install custom stuff during install (btrfs-progs and friends in my
case). Works well enough for one time type stuff.

Search forums for "pacproxy".

C Anthony

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