Create An Ubuntu Repository Mirror on Ubuntu 8.04

I was discussing the creation and maintenance of an Ubuntu repository mirror in IRC today and realized that I haven’t blogged about how to do that.  Its funny sometimes how topics pop up, and something I’ve been using for months never made it onto the blog.  In any event, below I’ll outline how to create your own Ubuntu repository mirror–great for consolidating and saving bandwidth for multiple machines!

Creating the Mirror

To create an Ubuntu repository mirror we’ll use the apt-mirror tool.  This can be installed by issuing the following command or clicking the link: