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kedar.mhaswade 11-08-2009 12:03 PM

Using upgraded machine nearby to upgrade a machine?
Apologies if this is a wrong forum for this topic or this has been asked before (tried searching for it).

I recently upgraded Ubuntu on my 64-bit desktop, from jaunty to karmic. Smoothest upgrade experience I have ever had (even better than L to SL in case of Mac). Kudos.

My question was regarding saving the bandwidth (and time) to upgrade another machine I have. For instance, I have machines A and B which are at version x. A got upgraded to and it of course downloaded all the packages it needed (it took about 10 hours). Can B (which is more-or-less identical in terms of contents) leverage this fact to upgrade itself to without having to download all of the same packages from remote repositories?

Thanks and Regards,

janoszen 11-09-2009 12:16 AM

As to my knowledge, Ubuntu does not cache .deb files. If you want such functionality, you should use an (APT) proxy of some sorts. However, in your current situation that won't help.

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