Proxy configuration (apt) during client installation

c2h5oh at c2h5oh at
Sun Nov 16 15:29:54 CET 2014

Am So. Nov. 16 14:09:11 2014 GMT+0100 schrieb Thomas Lange:
> >>>>> On Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:48:00 +0100, Christian Meyer <c2h5oh at> said:
>     > is it possible to configure an apt proxy during client installation?
> Hi Christian, 
> yes this is possible. If you install a new machine (no matter if it
> becomes the server or a client) a hook is called:
> hooks/updatebase.DEBIAN
> Inside this script the variable $APTPROXY is used (which can be set in
> class/*.var) for setting up the proxy inside /target

Wow, thanks a lot. That is great! Sorry that I didn't find it myself in the documentation.

>     > Is there a way to change the NFSROOT/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00proxy (which
>     > lives on FAI-CD) during initial CD installation of the server?
> Yes, set $APTPROXY in you ocnfig space in class/*.var. Then is will be
> used during installation. You may want to remove
> $target/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02proxy at the end of the installation.

Thanks for this hint. After installing apt-cacher-ng on the fai-server the server itself could use acng, too. Great!

Before submitting my FAI user experience there is still some (a lot?) work to do for me. But I'm getting closer :)


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