Hi guys

I have recently converted a site to an entirely Linux environment (20 ubuntu desktop/laptop clients) behind a SME server (esmith).

With other sites I have apt-cacher installed on the server and this caches packages for ubuntu computers on the network.

The owner of the site in question does not want to change the SME server over to ubuntu - it has been very relieble up to now - uptime in hundreds of days, so my questions are:

1. has anyone run apt-cacher or apt-proxy on Centos(SME server), and if so, how?
2. if not apt-cacher/proxy, is there any other way of doing this?

This process has to be automatic, as the users on the network are barely Windoze-literate, let alone Linux-literate.

Caching of packages in this manner is almost indespensible, especially here in South Africa where internet bandwidth is horribly expensive.

Any help in this regard will be greatly appreciated.