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On 2010-07-25 15:09, jdd wrote:
Le 25/07/2010 14:27, Carlos E. R. a écrit :
is not a proxy exactly done for that? (squid?)
Well... it should, if you have one permanently running. I don't.
it could be simpler to configure one than to do what you try to do.
an other way is to use only one mirror, for example http://ftp3.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/distribution/11.3/iso/openSUSE-11.3-NET-i58...
wich is known to be very robust :-)
It is the only way I know about, if you want to use a proxy.
I just notice, searching for this url than
if you clic on "pick a mirror" (english page), gives a complete list of actives mirrors (you just have to remove the file part)
With the low per byte cost of modern HDD, mirrorring all the update repository is not that a problem.
There is a download cost, in my case: days downloading.
But what I propose is quite different. It is using the already in use resources on a home or small office network, with or without a permanent server, to download each package (update or not) only once if possible, with as little work by the local people as feasible.
All the solutions we use, ad hoc, are used precisely because we do not have a method designed for just this purpose.
Another idea is having a central "proxy repo", fully automatic. Any local computer wanting a package from any repo ask first this designated computer. If it is already there, it is used instantly. It is not there, it is told to wait while it is downloaded.
This is different from a web proxy, in that it must understand enough of the redirector, and enough of how zypper/yast works. And it has to be automatic as well.
- -- Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R. (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Elessar))