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#1 2009-02-01 00:30:55

awesome_welles
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Registered: 2008-12-12
Posts: 25

Saving bandwidth by installing packages over LAN

Is the above possible? For example making a computer in my local network, when told to install a package, check whether it is on any of the other connected computers (i.e. make them all local repositories before downloading it from the internet. Or making only one of them a local repository if that is easier and then direct all pacman traffic through it.
I just want to know what's possible or if there's some information about this somewhere.

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#2 2009-02-01 00:38:18

tomk
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
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Re: Saving bandwidth by installing packages over LAN

Share the package cache over some network file system e.g. nfs, sshfs, etc. Wiki page here, which is more or less OK, although the title is misleading.

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#3 2009-02-01 13:51:11

Xyne
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Registered: 2008-08-03
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Re: Saving bandwidth by installing packages over LAN

This inspired me to write a daemon.
info page: http://xyne.archlinux.ca/info/pkgd
forum thread: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=64391


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