[Gllug] Do many people use their own local repos/mirrors

Chris Bell chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Thu Sep 2 11:45:47 UTC 2010

On Thu 02 Sep, didi wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Aaron Trevena <aaron.trevena at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I was looking more at the "devops" side of things - managing what
> > packages are available, deployment, tracking and keeping up to date
> > rather than just having faster/cheaper access to local copies of
> > whatever is already available.
> If you do that for multiple repos you will get into dependency hell. I
> can only talk from a RHEL/CentOS world but there if you would mix two
> repos that are not made to be mixed you will get all sorts of
> problems. Because package A relies on these dependencies and package B
> relies on others but they conflict etc ..
> I already mix packages into my own repo at home and for my servers and
> it is not such a problem to be honest. And you can do all the admin
> stuff with spacewalk.
> Cheers Didi

   I do keep my own local mirror of a substantial part of the Debian
distribution, updated overnight from www.mirrorservice.org to a RAID1 using
a package provided by Debian in /debian/project/ftpsync/, and then that is
also mirrored using rsync to a portable drive that can be accessed via a
laptop running apache. It should be less than a day behind, typically the
Debian master server build would be complete around 2130 while my local
RAID1 backup would be complete by around 0300. It contains the unstable,
testing, and stable distributions for the hardware that I meet regularly,
accumulated originally over several weeks of downloading within applicable
broadband FUP limits.

Chris Bell www.chrisbell.org.uk (was www.overview.demon.co.uk)
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