cargo-cacher VS panamax

Compare cargo-cacher vs panamax and see what are their differences.


A caching server for crates + cargo (by ChrisMacNaughton)


Mirror rustup and repositories, for offline Rust and cargo usage. (by panamax-rs)
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cargo-cacher panamax
2 13
121 316
- 4.1%
10.0 0.0
about 3 years ago about 2 months ago
Rust Rust
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of cargo-cacher. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-08-19.
  • Offline Rust
    11 projects | /r/rust | 19 Aug 2022
    I had my own full local mirror with a few years back (repeated downloads in docker builds -.-). Iirc, it was 43 GB. I should probably donate some money for doing that… (To who, actually? Mozilla? Rust foundation?)


Posts with mentions or reviews of panamax. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-31.
  • Download numbers on too high?
    3 projects | /r/rust | 31 May 2023
  • Rust Offline?
    9 projects | /r/rust | 4 May 2023
    We had previously tried panamax but it broke constantly. Well, recently we tried again and it worked beautifully this time and we used it to create an offline mirror. It was pretty straightforward to set up, has plenty of customization options, and is quick to update. It includes the Rust toolchain itself as well as the entire ecosystem of It's amazing, and it feels like we're online almost! The entire mirror is only about 150GB. Not bad!
  • Offline Rust
    11 projects | /r/rust | 19 Aug 2022
    It looks like panamax is also a program that can be used to mirror a local crates-io registry to ones device. And using .cargo/config one can point to it.
    11 projects | /r/rust | 19 Aug 2022
    You can use to grab the entire
  • Is there an offline mirroring tool for package management for go ?
    2 projects | /r/golang | 2 Jun 2022
    I’m looking for an equivalent of panamax for rust, for golang. Do you know if a tool like this exists ? The aim is to have a maximum of packages available (ideally all) in an offline environment.
  • How does cargo server work?
    2 projects | /r/rust | 27 Mar 2022
  • Panamax, a toolkit to mirror Rust, rustup, and
    3 projects | /r/rust | 7 Sep 2021
    We're no complete strangers to that ;-) (my handle on github is dureuill)
    3 projects | /r/rust | 7 Sep 2021
  • What's everyone working on this week (27/2021)?
    8 projects | /r/rust | 5 Jul 2021
    Finally got Panamax's (rust mirror) "serve" command to a point where I've finally made a PR for it!
  • What's everyone working on this week (26/2021)?
    9 projects | /r/rust | 28 Jun 2021
    Work on Panamax (a Rust mirror for rustup and It's nearly complete, and as part of building a command to serve a downloaded mirror, I've implemented a warp proof of concept that serves a git repo:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing cargo-cacher and panamax you can also consider the following projects:

rust-psvita - Project to build PS Vita apps in rust

romt - Romt (Rust Offline Mirror Tool) aids in using the Rust programming language in an offline context.

winsafe - Windows API and GUI in safe, idiomatic Rust.

handlebars-rust - Rust templating with Handlebars

sycamore - A library for creating reactive web apps in Rust and WebAssembly - The Rust package registry

rq - Record Query - A tool for doing record analysis and transformation


gurk-rs - Signal Messenger client for terminal

if-decompiler - Decompile Glulx storyfiles into C code

warp-git - Testbed for using warp to serve a git repository

hello-actix - Hello, actix!