Skip to content
Related Articles
Open in App
Not now

Related Articles

How To Install apt-mirror package on Ubuntu?

Improve Article
Save Article
  • Last Updated : 14 Jul, 2022
Improve Article
Save Article

This is a tiny utility that allows you to mirror any (or all) of the Debian and Ubuntu GNU/Linux distributions, as well as any other apt sources generally offered by open source developers. This tutorial will walk you through the process of setting up repository mirrors for Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 18.04. The same procedure applies to each previous Ubuntu Linux version. A compact and effective program for mirroring a portion of or the entire Debian GNU/Linux distribution, as well as any other apt sources.

Main characteristics

  • It supports different architectures concurrently.
  • It is entirely pool compliant.
  • It allows for multithreaded downloading.
  • It employs a configuration similar to apts <sources.list>.

How To Install apt-mirror on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu 20.04, there are three options for installing apt-mirror. Apt-get, apt, and aptitude are all available. Each strategy of installation will be described in detail in the following sections. You may select any of them.

  • Using apt-get to install  
  • Using aptitude to install  
  • Using apt to install  

Method 1: Using the apt-get command

Step 1: Using the following command, update the apt database using apt-get.

sudo apt-get update

Updating-apt-database

 

Step 2: After upgrading the apt database, we can use apt-get to install apt-mirror by performing the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install apt-mirror

Installing-apt-mirror

 

Method 2: Using apt

Step 1: The apt database will be updated with the command below.

sudo apt update

Updating-apt-database

 

Step 2: After upgrading the apt database, we can use apt to install app-mirror by performing the following command:

sudo apt -y install apt-mirror

Installing-apt-mirror

 

Method 3: Using aptitude

Step 1: If you want to use this method, you may need to install aptitude first because it is not normally installed by default on Ubuntu. Use the following command to update the apt database with aptitude.

sudo aptitude update

Updating-aptitude

 

Step 2: After upgrading the apt database, we can use aptitude to install apt-mirror by performing the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install apt-mirror

Installing-apt-mirror

 

Examples of Apt-Mirror Package in Linux

Example 1: Main Configuration file.

The following command will create the Mirror of the Main Configuration file,

apt-mirror /etc/apt/mirror.list          

Creating-mirror-of-main-configuration

 

Example 2: Cron Configuration Template

Mirror of  Cron configuration template

apt-mirror /etc/cron.d/apt-mirror        

Cron-configuration-template

 

My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up
Related Articles

Start Your Coding Journey Now!