View Full Version : how to put /var/cache/apt/ as a repository server

February 4th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Hey Guys,

i want to put the files that synaptic already downloaded to sit in my apache as a local (incomplete) mirror of the "real world" ubuntu repository so all the other ubuntu machines in my network can load them from my machine and dont have to use internet bandwith (wich costs money in some contries :-) )

i found mini-dinstall to do that for me.

here is what i did:

i wrote that

archivedir = /var/www/ubuntu
incoming = /var/www/ubuntu/incoming
archive_style = simple-subdir

into my config file

and get the following output

root@razvan:~ # mini-dinstall -c .mini-dinstall.conf -r -v /var/cache/apt/archives
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/mini-dinstall", line 256, in ?
File "<string>", line 1, in connect
socket.error: (111, 'Connection refused')

what should i do? how do i get dinstall to load the archives into my apache?

thanks, Martin

ps: sorry for my english, i hope you can understand me