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App Request: Speedtest-Cli

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:11 am
by briandc
Hi all,
just a quick note to make a request to add Speedtest-Cli to the LinuxMint repos. It's a very useful tool to test Internet connections without having to deal with Flash-addvert-laden websites. ;)
https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli

Thanks for your consideration.. and for LinuxMint!

brian

Re: App Request: Speedtest-Cli

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:15 am
by MintBean
The Mint repos are for Mint specific software components... things they have developed.
Your best bet if you want this app included is to contact the Debian package maintainers upstream and ask them to include it.

Re: App Request: Speedtest-Cli

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:43 am
by Flemur
briandc wrote: Speedtest-Cli
I just downloaded it (the zip file); their instructions might be the worst I've ever seen for any software, but it turns out that using it is easy.

Download the zip file and extract the files.

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cd /to/where/it/extracted
chmod +x *.py
./speedtest.py

Re: App Request: Speedtest-Cli

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:10 pm
by greerd
I just run

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wget -O - https://raw.github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py | python
from the command line.

Re: App Request: Speedtest-Cli

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:03 pm
by phd21
Hi "briandc",

There are a lot of Internet monitor apps, widgets, desktlets, applets, etc... available in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) and elsewhere. The Network Manager can even provide "details" on speed performance.

Check Internet Speed with speedtest-cli on Debian and Ubuntu
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/che ... on-ubuntu/

Regarding "Speedtest-Cli": On my Linux Mint KDE 18.1 system, I tried to run it from the console terminal monitor using just "speedtest-cli", and it said:
The program 'speedtest-cli' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt install speedtest-cli


$ sudo apt install speedtest-cli

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
speedtest-cli
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 27 not upgraded.
Need to get 13.1 kB of archives.
After this operation, 64.5 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://archive.linux.duke.edu/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 speedtest-cli all 0.3.4-1 [13.1 kB]
Fetched 13.1 kB in 1s (12.0 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package speedtest-cli.
(Reading database ... 796857 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../speedtest-cli_0.3.4-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking speedtest-cli (0.3.4-1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Setting up speedtest-cli (0.3.4-1) ...
So, I just ran the install command "sudo apt install speedtest-cli", and ran it. This is without using a VPN server connection.
speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Testing from Frontier (public ip address)...
Selecting best server based on latency...
Hosted by T3 Communications, Inc. (Fort Myers, FL) [96.04 km]: 108.563 ms
Testing download speed........................................
Download: 44.76 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed..................................................
Upload: 26.86 Mbit/s
Using a VPN server connection
speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Testing from Sharktech (public ip address)...
Selecting best server based on latency...
Hosted by Comcast (Chicago, IL) [3.01 km]: 139.094 ms
Testing download speed........................................
Download: 38.93 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed..................................................
Upload: 20.03 Mbit/s

linux desktop internet speed monitor
https://www.google.com/search?source=hp ... 2ZTvxNG76w


linux desktop internet speed test
https://www.google.com/search?q=linux+d ... NkLWX0povs



Hope this helps ...

Re: App Request: Speedtest-Cli

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:16 pm
by briandc
Thanks everyone for the help. I followed Flemur's advice (greerd's suggestion worked too) and it works fine that way.
My version of LinuxMint is a bit older, 17.03 Rosa, maybe that's why I couldn't find it..?
(fwiw, on another Debian-based distro that I use (Antix) I found speedtest-cli in the repos, so I thought it would be available for LinuxMint too.)

Thanks again! :)

brian

Re: App Request: Speedtest-Cli

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:18 pm
by jimallyn
I used speedtest-cli on Mint Cinnamon 17.3 a while back. My internet connection was intermittent, so I wrapped speedtest-cli in my own script and had it run every few minutes and save the results to a file so I would have a record of when the connection was working and when it wasn't. A very useful application.

Re: App Request: Speedtest-Cli

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:43 pm
by Flemur
briandc wrote:My version of LinuxMint is a bit older, 17.03 Rosa, maybe that's why I couldn't find it..?
Unless you have good reasons for doing otherwise, it's generally best to install anything/everything from the regular repos. (I thought I looked for it there, but I guess not).