Angry Caching Proxy which speeds up package downloads for apt-get, npm and rubygems
Make package downloads lightning fast for apt-get, npm, pip and Rubygems!
Angry Caching Proxy is forwarding proxy for various package managers. It is
configured transparently to the clients using the
variable. So there is no need to have customized sources.list, Gemfile etc.
It works by doing very angry caching (forever!) for the actual package files. This should be ok as long as the package authors won't override already uploaded packages. It is a very bad practice by the package authors and happens very rarely. If it happens anyway you can always clear the cache from the web interface of Angry Caching Proxy.
Installing or upgrading multiple Ubuntu machines. In the worst case you have to download gigabytes of .deb packages for each machine. With Angry Caching Proxy the packages are downloaded once and then served instantly from the cache.
When doing distributed builds it might be hard to share local disk caches.
Just speeding up your local
bundle install runs.
Get node.js and type
sudo npm install -g angry-caching-proxy
or if you don't like sudoing random code you can install it locally too:
npm install angry-caching-proxy
and execute it with
/etc/angry-caching-proxy/config.json with any of the following keys:
directory: Where to store cached requests.
port: Port to listen.
- default: 8080
workes: Workers to use. Default to machine cpu core count.
customTriggers: Path to custom triggers module.
- default: /etc/angry-caching-proxy/triggers.js
triggers: Array of triggers to activate.
["apt-get", "npm", "pypi", "rubygems"]
If you want to add additional caching you can create
/etc/angry-caching-proxy/triggers.js file with your own caching functions.
It should export an object of functions that return
true when the request
should be cached. The caching occurs only if the upstream responds with http
success status 200. Only GET requests can be cached.
moduleexports ="custom":// Cache all requests that contain X-My-Cache headerreturn reqheaders"X-My-Cache";;
See buildin-triggers.js for examples.
New build-in triggers are also welcome as a pull request.
Create directory where to save cached requests
and start the server
angry-caching-proxy --directory cache
You can inspect and clear the cache by browsing directly to the proxy address http://localhost:8080
http_proxy=http://localhost:8080 sudo -E apt-get install sl
http_proxy=http://localhost:8080 bundle install
With npm it is required to use the non-https version of the registry
http_proxy=http://localhost:8080 npm install --registry http://registry.npmjs.org/
http_proxy=http://localhost:8080 pip install plone
Cool guys can also set the proxy globally for everybody: