[arch-general] How to cache pacman mirror for LAN

Gary Wright wriggary at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 23:58:31 EDT 2011

On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 5:32 PM, Takayuki Muranushi <muranushi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm building a computer cluster with about 20 nodes, all of them
> running ArchLinux. One of them is the 'login' node connected to the
> Internet, other nodes share Internet connection via the login node
> being a router.
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Internet_Share
> Now, when I update the system (pacman -Syu) or install package on all
> node, I think it's a bad idea because it will consume the mirror
> bandwidth proportional to the number of the nodes. Maybe it's not a
> big issue for 20 nodes, but I'd like to learn nevertheless for future
> use, that:
> Is there a way to cache the pacman transaction at the login node, so
> that the communication between the login node and the mirror is
> constant, and the rest of communications only take place within the
> LAN?
> Is seting up a pacman mirror at the login node is the correct solution?
> Best,
> Takayuki Muranushi

Haven't used it myself, but this [1] might do the trick.

[1] http://xyne.archlinux.ca/projects/pacserve/

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