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Slow update and install

Postby feffer on Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:17 am

I use apt on the CL to install apps and was surprised at how slow it worked. I think I was getting virtualbox-ose at the time
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http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/main

28.4 kB/s 6min 53s
This happened previously, as well, so I'm worried about it. This is the main debian repo and I have a fast cable connection. I dual boot with Ubuntu and get normal speeds. Anyone have a clue about this?
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Re: Slow update and install

Postby kwevej on Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:18 am

change your sources.list according to your location

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

for the mirrors, look here:
:arrow: http://www.debian.org/mirror/list

btw: I recommend you to use debdelta. It will speed up the process as well.
This is what i use for updating:
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apt update && (sudo debdelta-upgrade; apt dist-upgrade)



2 moderator: please make a sticky. Many ppl keep asking about it over&over.
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Re: Slow update and install

Postby feffer on Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:55 pm

thx kwevej Changed to the main ftp.us.debian.org mirror, installed debdelta (which I didn't know about before) and my ave speed was greatly improved. btw, I did a search about this, but probably an inadequate one.

regards,
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Re: Slow update and install

Postby aljoriz on Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:11 am

one more assuming I'd be using the ftp from japan what exact entries do I have to change?
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Re: Slow update and install

Postby Jaime Frontero on Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:15 am

who's your ISP?

i use comcast, and i'm seriously beginning to wonder if they're throttling updates, as an unintended consequence of trying to stop illegal torrents - or of throttling their network in general, just to be dicks. i don't download anything major but geek stuff - no music or movies or any kind of bittorrent stuff but stuff in the repos. and i have no speed issues at all, except when getting updates, & etc.

apt-get uses some kind of torrent, doesn't it?

i can play HD video off youtube all day long without a stutter, no problems with any other large files.

but as soon as i start apt-get, my speed goes down to 30-50kbps. it's very annoying.
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