“apt-cacher” 1.7.3 source package in Ubuntu
apt-cacher (1.7.3) unstable; urgency=low * Check for existence of libcurl.pl in prerm script. In the case of failed-upgrade the script might be missing, so only try to run it if it is present (closes: #657834). * Rework internal circular request check to just resolve through DNS rather than making an outgoing socket connection. * Rework filehandle usage and locking to reduce resource consumption. No need to take global lock any more which improves performance. * Ensure expired pdiff files are cleaned. * Reduce memory footprint by not importing from used modules by default. * Don't close BerkeleyDB logfile whilst it is still in use. * Fix library name in apt-cacher-import.pl (closes: #652088). * Bug fix: "problems finding port number in /etc/xinetd.d/apt-cacher", and rework xinetd specific code (closes: #651854). * New configuration option 'libcurl' to pass CURLOPT_* options to backend. * Use sendfile(2) where possible to return cached file. * Rename configuration option 'fetch_timeout' to 'data_timeout'. The old name is still recognised. Default increased from 60 to 120 seconds. * Log fetch forced with "Cache-Control: no-cache" as NOCACHE in access.log. -- Mark Hindley <email address hidden> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 08:26:28 +0000
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- apt-cacher: Caching proxy for Debian package and source files
Apt-cacher performs caching of files requested by apt-get (or other clients
such as aptitude, synaptic). It is most useful for local area networks with
slow internet uplink or as a method for reducing multiple large downloads.
When a package is requested, the cache checks whether it already has the
requested version, in which case it sends the package to the user immediately.
If not, it downloads the package while streaming it to the user at the same
time. A local copy is then kept for use by other users.
Apt-cacher has been optimized for best utilization of network bandwidth and
efficiency even on slow low-memory servers. Multiple ways of installation are
possible: as a stand-alone HTTP proxy, as a daemon executed by inetd or as a
CGI program (deprecated). Client machines are configured by changing APT's
proxy configuration or modification of access URLs in sources.list.
The package includes utilities to clean the cache (removing obsolete package
files), generate usage reports and import existing package files. Optional
features include a simple package checksum verification framework and IPv6
support. Experimental features include support for FTP, HTTPS (proxying only),
Debian Bugs SOAP requests as well as the simultaneous caching of different
repositories (e.g Debian and Ubuntu).
Apt-cacher can be used as a replacement for apt-proxy, with no need to modify
sources. list files (and even reusing its config and cached
data), or as an alternative to approx.