Gordon Messmer wrote:
On Mon, 2003-02-10 at 19:58, Mark wrote:Good idea, thanks. However my point was to use an _existing_ mirror and it looks like I have the following working thanks to lufs:
The existing regular redhat mirrors out there are a) many and b) in some cases are connected to huge pipes ( like redhat.newaol.com). The apt repositories are few and this is especially true for phoebe and rawhide (so far). To take advantage of the existing infrastructure has anyone given much thought as to how to locally put some kind of hack on apt-get to allow it to point at the regular mirrors so that they appear as virtual apt repositories?You'd have to maintain your own mirror of the files on the remote server
you wanted to make apt-get'able, but it might work.
If you kept an up to date mirror and generated the apt indexes for it,
you could then put .htaccess files in the RPMS.<module> and
SRPMS.<module> directories to redirect clients to the proper locations. I think they'd look like this:
RewriteRule ^(.*) http://redhat.newaol.com/pub/$1
(Not sure what the URL is on redhat.newaol.com... I can't find the
The apt clients would initially connect to you to request the package,
and your web server would issue a 301 HTTP redirect.
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