I've already mentioned that I'm running approx in the laptop and I configured the FreeRunner to access the laptop's cache. Here are the other customisations needed to have a decently working apt:

# cat /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99freerunner
APT::Install-Recommends "false";
Acquire::PDiffs "false";

The rationale is that recommends would bloat a system that is supposed to be small, and pdiff requires more CPU, memory and disk space/time than it actually saves in bandwidth.

Thanks to Michael Banck and Peter Palfrader for helping me to find out how to disable pdiffs.

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2009-06-06 00:57:39+02:00