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Re: [vox-tech] debian apt-proxy
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Re: [vox-tech] debian apt-proxy

Rick Moen wrote:

>Quoting Mytho-X (Mytho_X@pacbell.net):
>>Has anyone setup apt-proxy?  I need a few pointers  I set it up 
>>yesterday morning and I was trying to do a new install from another system.
>>On the computer I am trying to install debian woody on I keep getting 
>>the message cannot install <package x> where x is the .deb file it is 
>>trying to install.
>>I get this wether or not I choose the debian fpt/http site, the 
>>apt-proxy computer or from cd-rom.  It just may be I have an old install cd.
>First of all, let's be clear about the nature of your problem:  If
>you're saying that your Debian system cannot fetch packages from the
>Debian on-line mirrors or CD-ROMs, then it has a serious fundamental
>system problem.  That is separate from any problems you might have with
>So, are you asking for help fixing the machine that can't install
>packages, or are you asking for help configuring the apt-proxy machine?
>Judging from your account, the apt-proxy machine may be operating just
>fine, and you have no particular reason to think that it isn't.
>On the machine that can't install packages, what messages do you get 
>back when you type "apt-get update"?  Does package x have an entry 
>in that machine's /var/lib/dpkg/available file?  If so, what does the
>entry say?
I will clarify I have one problem and one learning curve.  The problem I 
think has to do with the debian woody boot cd.  I get the error above 
and the package(s) it is try to install is the debian base package so it 
has no apt-get setup yet.  I eventually got through the install by 
retrying again and again.  It will say that x package is corrupt.

The learning curve is how do I test my apt-proxy computer/server?  I got 
through the base install of debian on the other computer so when I 
finish the setup I am assuming I can set it's source.list to deb 
http://myaptproxy:9999 woody main contrib non-free etc... and it will 
then request the packages from the apt-proxy server which in turn will 
go to it source for the packages and then cache them for the next time I 
do an update.  I glanced over the man page for apt-proxy and the project 
web page and did not see a lot of documentation.  I would love a source 
for more documention/ information.

This bring me to the question what is the best way to burn a new woody 
boot cd using my apt-proxy server?


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