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Thread: Local repository on Local Harddisk on Windows

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Local repository on Local Harddisk on Windows

    well I saw a tutorial on how to download the full repository to the harddisk...

    Problem: the Pc's with ubuntu are

    1) (very) Old
    2) Only have Local network access

    My "own" pc I work with has vista installed, and 2 others use this pc aswell, this one DOES have enough space left to download the repository, and I can simply install IIS7 so i can share the repo though HTTP (I could even install the FTP service so it is shared though HTTP & FTP should stuff go wrong)

    I am however also on this pc kind of limited on how to download the full download and keep it up2date...

    As far as I know off, only port 80 is available (the rest is closed for security)

    Running it in a VMware kind of way is not an option.. as this pc only has 1Gb of ram, and such a option would need more ram..

    Installing ubuntu on this pc is also no option, for various reason, like special programs running on it.

    Any idea's ?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2005

    Re: Local repository on Local Harddisk on Windows

    I am by no means an expert on your question, but I don't think that what you want is possible under Windows (at least not without a large amount of manual work). That said, here are my two suggestions:

    1. Use ICS to share the internet connection from your Vista box to the computers running Ubuntu


    2. Install Ubuntu using Wubi ( so that you can keep Windows. Then, use apt-mirror from inside Ubuntu to mirror the Ubuntu repository and let your computers update from it.

    The latter method will probably waste a ton of your bandwidth downloading unneeded packages, but it sounds like you were willing to make that sacrifice anyway.


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