[arch-general] pkg-proxy ?
rogutes at googlemail.com
Mon May 17 10:45:52 EDT 2010
Andre Osku Schmidt (2010-05-16 13:33):
> 2010/5/16 Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at gmail.com>:
> > 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.
> do you mean a general mirroring tool ?
> as i didn't found anything pkg specific mirror tool...
> and wouldn't a mirror tool require my server to have ALL
> core/extra/community packages ? how big are those repos ?
I don't really remember your initial question, but I use one package
directory for 3 computers by simply having a central /var/cache/pacman,
which I then mount read-write with samba. To use it from the installer,
you would have to install 'smbclient' after booting.
-- Rogutės Sparnuotos
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