Binary package “approx” in ubuntu hardy

caching proxy server for Debian archive files

 Approx is an HTTP-based Debian archive server.
 It fetches packages from remote repositories on demand,
 and caches them for local use.
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 Approx saves time and network bandwidth if you need to install or
 upgrade Debian software for a number of machines on a local network.
 Each package is downloaded from a remote site only once,
 regardless of how many local clients install it.
 The approx cache typically requires a few gigabytes of disk space.
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 Approx also simplifies the administration of client machines:
 repository locations need only be changed in approx's configuration file,
 not in every client's /etc/apt/sources.list file.
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 Approx can be used as a replacement for apt-proxy,
 with no need to modify clients' /etc/apt/sources.list files,
 or as an alternative to apt-cacher.
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 Approx is intended to be robust, simple, and efficient.
 It is written in OCaml (Objective Caml).