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Old 10-04-2008, 11:39 AM
Paul Johnson
 
Default Merits of approxy

On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 14:38 -0400, Celejar wrote:
> approx
>
> [I use approx; various readers of this list have their own preferences.]

I'm curious, what does approx bring to the table in comparison to the
others?

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Old 10-05-2008, 08:08 PM
Celejar
 
Default Merits of approxy

On Sat, 04 Oct 2008 04:39:33 -0700
Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.ca> wrote:

> On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 14:38 -0400, Celejar wrote:
> > approx
> >
> > [I use approx; various readers of this list have their own preferences.]
>
> I'm curious, what does approx bring to the table in comparison to the
> others?

If by others you mean apt-proxy and the other apt proxies, I don't mean
to imply that it brings anything. I had tried apt-proxy and had had
some trouble with it, and I switched to approx. The problem may have
simply been some unrelated temporary network or repository difficulty,
but regardless, I have been happily using approx since, and I mentioned
it simply because that's what I'm currently most familiar with.

> Paul Johnson

Celejar
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:01 AM
Sylvain Le Gall
 
Default Merits of approxy

On 05-10-2008, Celejar <celejar@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 04 Oct 2008 04:39:33 -0700
> Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.ca> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 14:38 -0400, Celejar wrote:
>> > approx
>> >
>> > [I use approx; various readers of this list have their own preferences.]
>>
>> I'm curious, what does approx bring to the table in comparison to the
>> others?
>
> If by others you mean apt-proxy and the other apt proxies, I don't mean
> to imply that it brings anything. I had tried apt-proxy and had had
> some trouble with it, and I switched to approx. The problem may have
> simply been some unrelated temporary network or repository difficulty,
> but regardless, I have been happily using approx since, and I mentioned
> it simply because that's what I'm currently most familiar with.
>

I was using apt-proxy 3 years ago and it randomly have failures (404 from
time to time). It was also quite slow to my mind (considering the fact
that it is a proxy).

Since then, I use approx (etch version and now backport version). Never
had a failure and it is fast (as I expected a proxy to be).

Regarding features, maybe apt-proxy is better, but I don't think I will
go back to it. Better have something working that something with a lot
of features not working.

Regards
Sylvain Le Gall


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Old 10-18-2008, 10:50 AM
Bob
 
Default Merits of approxy

Sylvain Le Gall wrote:

I was using apt-proxy 3 years ago and it randomly have failures (404 from
time to time). It was also quite slow to my mind (considering the fact
that it is a proxy).

Since then, I use approx (etch version and now backport version). Never
had a failure and it is fast (as I expected a proxy to be).

Regarding features, maybe apt-proxy is better, but I don't think I will
go back to it. Better have something working that something with a lot
of features not working.

Regards
Sylvain Le Gall



To quote a previous post on the subject:

The only problems I've had are because it's a bit picky about it's
internet connection, I know that sounds weird but when I have it
connected directly to the internet with no http proxy it stalls and
doesn't work properly, when I have it behind a squid proxy it's happy as
a sand boy.


Having said that the version in lenny's not happy yet.


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