Summary

Including an Apt proxy cache in the main repository and documenting its installation and configuration would reduce time and bandwidth usage when deploying, updating or installing packages for Ubuntu machines on the same network.

Release Note

Ubuntu Server ships an apt proxy cache, altough not active by default. It allows to reduce bandwidth and time when installing or updating Ubuntu machines on a network.

Rationale

Downloading the same packages and updates over the Internet for every Ubuntu machine on a network is a waste of bandwidth and time. Choosing an available apt proxy cache from universe, including it in main and documenting its installation and configuration on Ubuntu Server would solve this issue.

Use Cases

Design

Option 1: using apt-cacher-ng

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Option 2: using apt-cacher

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Option 3: using apt-proxy

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Option 4: using approx

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Goals

Implementation

Targets

Jaunty+1

All goals should be achieved by this release.

Test/Demo Plan

BoF agenda and discussion

Experience with Apt-cacher

The following comments comes from my experience using apt-cacher. They may apply to the other package caching proposals:


CategorySpec

AptProxyCache (last edited 2015-07-12 18:03:15 by velkan-s)