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Re: Upgrading with a low data cap




On Sun 07 Oct 2018 at 09:01:43 (-0500), Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 10/07/2018 08:45 AM, Dan Purgert wrote:
> > Richard Owlett wrote:
> > > [...]
> > > Is it possible to use the cached data on another machine?
> > > What should I be reading?
> > > TIA
> > 
> > I think so, but it may be more manual than you'd otherwise do.
> 
> NOT a problem.
> I've lots of time. Data cap is the constraint. My routine since
> Squeeze had been install from complete DVD sets - was on 56k dial-up
> at the time and the habit stuck.
> 
> > 
> > Perhaps you should look into apt-cache-ng (IIRC) or squid to facilitate
> > automatic caching.
> 
> That would handle future problems. I'll read up on them to see if it
> gives hints for current situation.

To use apt-cache-ng, you need a running system accessible over the
network that you're installing through.

I was under the impression that your networking consisted of
point-to-point links via machines' USB ports. Can you simultaneously
connect the machine being installed to both the internet and the
system running apt-cache-ng (and using http:)?

Cheers,
David.