Using an apt cache will greatly improve build speed when building several times in a row (e.g. when debugging, during development).
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The following torified apt-cacher-ng setup only has to be applied, if you are building using onion apt sources using
However, if you are building behind a Tor transparent proxy such as Whonix-Gateway ™, you can use the simpler clearnet apt-cacher-ng instructions below instead.
Note, this neither torifies all of the build script's connections nor hides Tor from your ISP!
Install apt-cacher-ng-, torsocks and tor.
sudo apt-get install apt-cacher-ng torsocks tor
Create folder apt-cacher-ng systemd drop-in folder
sudo mkdir -p /lib/systemd/system/apt-cacher-ng.service.d
/lib/systemd/system/apt-cacher-ng.service.d/50_user.conf in an editor with root rights.
(Qubes-Whonix ™: In TemplateVM)
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ExecStart=torsocks /usr/sbin/apt-cacher-ng SocketPath=/run/apt-cacher-ng/socket -c /etc/apt-cacher-ng ForeGround=1
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl apt-cacher-ng restart
sudo apt-get install apt-cacher-ng
Be sure to have a firewall, so the whole internet can not use the apt-cacher-ng service.
REPO_PROXY=http://127.0.0.1:3142 [archive] before the build command.
sudo REPO_PROXY=http://127.0.0.1:3142 ./whonix_build ...
When building inside a non-Whonix VM, an apt cache can be used on the host. In that case, adjust the IP accordingly and manually test that it is reachable. When building inside a (Whonix ™) VM, just install the apt cache inside the VM and point to a localhost apt cache.
From 184.108.40.206.7-developers-only and above Whonix automatically uses apt-cacher-ng.
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