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Old 01-08-2008, 09:34 AM
"Carr, Chris"
Default Using apt-cacher with the Debian Installer

I've used apt-cacher for years, but I've
never managed to get it working properly with the installation process. During
install I select "enter mirror information manually" and I put in http://my.server:3142 as the server and ftp.uk.debian.org/debian as the
directory. It doesn't work (for the installer components I mean - it works fine
if I do a full install from CD, but I want it to work from any kind of install,
even just two floppies).

Shouldn't this just work? It works for installed systems on the same network. Googling it reveals little because most of the hits are
about apt-cacher-ng. Is ng
better? I see no other reason to switch, since the original works perfectly,
but if ng has better support for d-i I'd consider it.

Am I doing something stupid? I read somewhere that you need to set path_map in apt-cacher.conf, but
I don't see why it would be necessary for d-i and not
for normal use. If this is what is needed, could somebody explain?

Grateful for any thoughts on this,


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