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caching proxy server for Debian archive files

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Approx is an HTTP-based proxy server for Debian-style package archives. It fetches files from remote repositories on demand, and caches them for local use.

Approx saves time and network bandwidth if you need to install or upgrade .deb packages for a number of machines on a local network. Each package is downloaded from a remote site only once, regardless of how many local clients install it. The approx cache typically requires a few gigabytes of disk space.

Approx also simplifies the administration of client machines: repository locations need only be changed in approx's configuration file, not in every client's /etc/apt/sources.list file.

Approx can be used as a replacement for apt-proxy, with no need to modify clients' /etc/apt/sources.list files, or as an alternative to apt-cacher.

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Package version:4.5-1+squeeze1
Architecture:amd64
Distribution:Debian
Filename:approx_4.5-1+squeeze1_amd64.deb

/usr/share/doc/approx/README.concurrency

Concurrency control issues in approx

    Eric Cooper <ecc@cmu.edu>
    June 2008

The priorities for dealing with concurrency in approx are:

1. ensure correctness (no corrupt files delivered to clients or stored
   in the cache)

2. maintain good performance (minimize delays due to serialization,
   minimize number of downloads from remote repositories)

There are two sources of potential confli
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/usr/share/doc/approx/NEWS.Debian.gz

approx (4.4-1) unstable; urgency=low

  The configuration file for approx can now be specified on the command line
  (i.e., the /etc/inetd.conf entry) using the "-c" or "--config" option.

  The pathname of the cache directory can now be specified in the
  configuration file using the $cache parameter.

 -- Eric Cooper <ecc@cmu.edu>  Tue, 13 Jul 2010 17:49:35 -0400

approx (4.0-1) unstable; urgenc
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/usr/share/doc/approx/FAQ

Changing the temporary directory used by approx

  The TMPDIR environment variable can be used to specify the temporary
  directory used by approx. Please see the section on
  "Passing environment variables to approx", below.

Exporting a local package repository

  This is supported with file URLs. Note that the syntax for file URLs
  requires 3 leading slashes (two for the URL syntax, and one fo
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/usr/share/man/man5/approx.conf.5.gz

APPROX.CONF(5)                                        APPROX.CONF(5)



NAME
       approx.conf - co
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/usr/share/man/man8/approx-gc.8.gz

APPROX-GC(8)                                            APPROX-GC(8)



NAME
       approx-gc - garb
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/usr/share/man/man8/approx-import.8.gz

APPROX-IMPORT(8)                                    APPROX-IMPORT(8)



NAME
       approx-import - 
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/usr/share/man/man8/approx-update.8.gz

APPROX-UPDATE(8)                                    APPROX-UPDATE(8)



NAME
       approx-update - 
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/usr/share/man/man8/approx.8.gz

APPROX(8)                                                  APPROX(8)



NAME
       approx - proxy s
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         [DIR]usr/ (2)  65535+ mirrors

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