[Comm-en] Using RPM cache on a second ALT-Linux system

Michael Shigorin mike at altlinux.org
Tue Aug 2 09:35:01 MSK 2022

On Mon, Aug 01, 2022 at 09:07:13PM -0600, Chorus Grove wrote:
> I have limited bandwidth and I would like to know how to use
> the RPM cache, which I have on one PC with ALT Linux, on
> another PC with the same version of ALT Linux installed.
> Can anyone give me some advice on how to do this, if possible?

You can just rsync /var/cache/apt/archives/ between the systems
-- if you don't "--delete" then these will even sum up.

This can be mediated with a flashdive or portable HDD too.

> This way, if I upgrade one PC, I can then use those packages on
> the other PC without having to download them a second time.

If both PCs are on the same network, running caching proxy
for apt might be preferable -- here's a page in Russian:


here's Yandex translation:


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