Publish packages from client cache via network

Here is described how to publish APT client cache of your server as part of APT server storage on the same host.


Configure central APT farm

Consider following settings:

Step 1 (do once): create directories.

mkdir -p -m755 $STORAGE_DIR/$ARCH/{RPMS.$REPO,base}

Step 2 (at each boot in /etc/rc.d/rc.local): bind APT client cache directory to APT server repository directory.

mount -r --bind "$CACHE_DIR" "$STORAGE_DIR/$ARCH/RPMS.$REPO"

Step 2 (alternative, do once manually):

If your Linux kernel does not support «mount --bind» option, you should move entire contents of $CACHE_DIR to $STORAGE_DIR/$ARCH/RPMS.$REPO, then create symbolic link $CACHE_DIR pointing to RPMS.$REPO.

Step 3 (periodically in /etc/cron.daily/apt-upgrade): update client cache and server repository.

apt-get update
apt-get [-d] upgrade
genbasedir --topdir=$STORAGE_DIR "$ARCH" "$REPO" [..other-repositories..]
Remember, that genbasedir should be called for all repositories at once, not separately for each repository!

Configure workstations

Step 1 (do once): put following line to /etc/apt/sources.list

rpm ix86 cache [..more-repositories..]

Step 2 (periodically in /etc/cron.daily/apt-upgrade): install new packages from central APT farm

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Common note

It's recommended to call apt-upgrade on workstations few minutes later after cron.daily on central farm is finished.

Last changed at 23 May 2005 MSD 04:40
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