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Author: Olaf Meeuwissen
To: o1bigtenor
CC: wirelessduck, Devuan ML
Subject: Re: [DNG] etckeeper: was: Er, Not that way ? .Re: Announcing Devuan 4.0: Chimaera!

o1bigtenor writes:

> On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 6:47 AM Olaf Meeuwissen via Dng <dng@???>
> wrote:
>> [... illustrating etckeeper commit messages ...]
> Mr Olaf
> (and the rest of devuan land)
> I found apt-cacher-ng to be a useful tool in tracking updates and in
> minimizing my bandwidth.
> Would apt-cacher-ng work with etckeeper?
> Suggestions please.

The etckeeper utility hooks into a few select apt-get commands, those
that upgrade, install and remove packages on your system. It has
nothing to do with updating whatever local APT repository caches you

That is to say, the two are unrelated.

You can continue using apt-cacher-ng to maintain your local APT
repository caches and keep your individual systems up-to-date with
apt-get (apt, aptitude, synaptic, etc.) as you do now. Adding etckeeper
to the mix would only create a historical record of what packages you
have upgraded, installed and/or removed on your system.

Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2            FSF Associate Member since 2004-01-27
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