I'm going to be getting heavily into LMCE soon after Christmas. I've rewired a house so all lighting control, audio cables, alarm, video, network and usb cables etc etc. are in place.
My problem is my ADSL is capped. I'd like to stay as close as possible to bleeding edge and have read that any changes are causing all the packages to be rebuilt.
Would it be possible to set up a local repo and build the packages on it for myself?
I envisage the process something like as follows set as a cron on my local proxy:
`magic packaging code`
Then I'll be able to just change the /etc/hosts file on my core/md's to point the dns at my local proxy of the packages.
It'd probably help quite a bit for development too. I'd be able to easily switch svn to my own repo and back when testing was done.
Thanks for your time,
P.S. or have I totally got confused about how the packaging works and the package files themselves don't get changed just the meta data, in which case a simple well tuned http proxy such as squid would work just as well?