Merits of approxy
On 05-10-2008, Celejar <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 04 Oct 2008 04:39:33 -0700
> Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> 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.
Sylvain Le Gall
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