On my Debian6 I have apt-cacher installed and running correctly.
Every day the current task is run **/etc/cron.daily/apt-cacher: #!/bin/sh
# Only do anything if apt-cacher is actually installed if [ ! -x /usr/share/apt-cacher/apt-cacher.pl ]; then exit 0 fi # Run the report generator /usr/share/apt-cacher/apt-cacher-report.pl # Run the cache cleaner # Add -v to get an email showing what the script has done # Add -p to use the experimental pdiff code /usr/share/apt-cacher/apt-cacher-cleanup.pl -f
The script apt-cacher-cleanup.pl is taking more than 1 hour to complete and while it's running, other it looks like other machines are pending (kind of frozen).
I used the arg "-v" to receive an email, and everything looks fine. I can see at the end of the email: Found 134105 valid file entries
1) Is it normal that the cleanup scrit is taking that much time?
2) What is "134105 valid file entries"? I only have 1297 files in my cache folder.
3) Should I delete the cache folder, so it will re-download only the necessary packages?
** EDIT There is no 134105 packages. I'm not sure why I have this number on this email. In the folder /var/cache/apt_cacher/packages, I have 1297, which seems to be more reasonable.
** EDIT2 Sometime apt-cacher-cleanup.pl is taking only 10min and no frozen machines.