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Re: apt-cacher-ng related program and package suggestion




Thanks for the tips. Like I said, I'd prefer a program that does all
this in the background by calling one simple command


On 15-Jun-17 4:38 PM, David Wright wrote:
> On Thu 15 Jun 2017 at 10:16:45 (-0400), Dan Ritter wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 09:57:50PM +0200, tuxderlinuxfuchs77@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>> The shown way is not very comfortable.
>>>
>>> 1. it is annoying having to remember IP addresses
>>> 2. sed command is error prone (consider typos, etc.)
>>> 3. copying around backup files is time consuming having to type in all
>>> the paths
>>> 4. typing in sed command or searching it in bash history for re-using is
>>> time consuming, too.
>>>
>> Simple workaround for now:
>>
>> /etc/apt/sources.list:
>> ----
>> deb http://site1.ip.address/debian jessie-backports main
>> #deb http://site2.ip.address/debian jessie-backports main
>> ----
>>
>> Now just change the comment from one to the other, run apt-get
>> update and go.
>>
>> Second workaround, if you have lots of entries to be switched:
>> create two sources.list files, named home.list and uni.list.
>>
>> When you move from place to place, copy the appropriate one 
>> in to /etc/apt/sources.list and run apt-get update.
> Another workaround is to use bash functions, say upgrade-work and
> upgrade-home, to wrap some rather long command lines like:
>
> apt-get -o Acquire::http::Proxy="http://192.168.1.19:3142/"; update && apt-get -d -o Acquire::http::Proxy="http://192.168.1.19:3142/"; upgrade ; apt-get upgrade
>
> Now you may well ask why I use such a crazy command line.
> Answer, I run apt-cacher-ng on my wheezy server, BUT
> proxying the actual upgrade step fails because wheezy can't
> handle apt-listbugs, so I do that step directly. The long
> command line saves messing with apt.conf or sources.list.
>
> Cheers,
> David.
>