If (like me) you find yourself re-installing your machines a lot (and let's face it, that's what Foreman is for), then a package cache can save you a huge amount of data traffic. There are many ways to achieve this, but I'll describe how I'm using apt-cacher-ng to help me save data. Apt-cacher-ng is particularly helpful since it can support almost any OS - the documentation has instructions for Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, and even Archlinux.

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Greg 'Gwmngilfen' Sutcliffe

Data scientist, sysadmin, developer, hacker, FOSS evangelist, privacy activist, baker, gamer, walker. I do stuff (more…)

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