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Re: slow updates

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The screenshot shows only the very first part of the server addresses, but this does really look like the main server, not a local mirror. (I assume, that "package" continues with packages.linuxmint.com.)

Besides that: Not the least system information! Not a good start for getting quick help.
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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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wget yes .... from the main server

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firefox_105.0.1~linuxmint1+elsie_amd64.deb 100%[======================================>] 60.01M 9.97MB/s in 7.8s
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Re: slow updates

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take a look at this thread ... viewtopic.php?f=60&t=366001
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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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Hello, charroo.
charroo wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 1:19 pm
why is that? i think that even after changing mirrors it's slow
After selecting new mirror servers, you have to close and re-open the Mint Update Manager in order to make sure Mint Update Manager uses the changed server list and not the old one.

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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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One thing for sure--when Firefox offers updates everybody wants them asap.
Slow is expected
Everything is difficult before it gets easy.
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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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all41 wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:03 am
One thing for sure--when Firefox offers updates everybody wants them asap.
Slow is expected
very true ... BUT
via Update Manager ......... slow to super slow
outside of Update Manager ............ fast to super fast

IMO peeps that want fast need to learn how to get it outside of Update Manager
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FF latest-greatest can also be a standalone app without install
I use both
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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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Maxwell-J wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:15 am
IMO peeps that want fast need to learn how to get it outside of Update Manager
This is not correct.

There is a simple way of receiving Firefox software updates at normal download speed through the Update Manager:
  • Stop using packages.linuxmint.com as your main repository.
    Switch to a local mirror server instead.
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    Since I did that on some of my Mint systems, Firefox updates come in at normal speed again on those systems.
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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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FF updated on mine yesterday (Mint 21 Mate). As always it was reporting about 16 minutes. Just left it and came back later.

Don't know why I have it on there, never use it, prefer Chromium.
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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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A pointless post if you did not change the mirror server. And if so, you have selected the wrong. 16 minutes is insane. Yesterday I updated 2 systems, with FF, kernel and other things and it took for all together not the half of this time - inclusive rebooting.
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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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Cosmo. wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:26 am
A pointless post if you did not change the mirror server. And if so, you have selected the wrong. 16 minutes is insane. Yesterday I updated 2 systems, with FF, kernel and other things and it took for all together not the half of this time - inclusive rebooting.
Thanks for your normal thoughtless post.

I am not complaining, just saying I went away and did something else rather than sit watching it and complaining. In my case we had dinner.

Everything else updates fast thus I do not wish to change how updates work. See to many posts on here where posters have changed settings and either made Mint worse or not work at all.

Just let it get on doing the update and get on with your life doing something else. It's not like you are at the computer 24/7 is it.
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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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Tosh wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:37 am
I am not complaining, just saying
Why do you post the 16 minutes experience at all? Telling us, that you did something else?
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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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Cosmo. wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:50 am
Tosh wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:37 am
I am not complaining, just saying
Why do you post the 16 minutes experience at all? Telling us, that you did something else?
Simply to show that 16 minutes is unimportant, let the PC get on with it whilst you do something else.

But surely I can post whatever I want, or do you decide who posts what?
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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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Hello, Tosh.
Tosh wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:37 am
Everything else updates fast thus I do not wish to change how updates work. See to many posts on here where posters have changed settings and either made Mint worse or not work at all.
Nobody recommends running around and changing system settings wildly, without understanding what you are doing.

Switching the Linux Mint main repository from packages.linuxmint.com to a local mirror server changes precisely 1 single line in the text file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list.

In my case the original line and the line after switching to a local German mirror looked like follows:
Old_: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com tricia main upstream import backport #id:linuxmint_main
New: deb http://linux-mint.froonix.org tricia main upstream import backport

This change only impacts the APT software management system, i.e. Software Manager, Update Manager, Synaptic Package Manager, terminal commands apt, apt-get.
They talk to a different software repository server now than before the switch. This is all.

It does not have any impact at all on any critical system-wide functionality like startup process, shutdown process, systemd, desktop environment, graphics driver, printing system, office software, e-mail client, browser software etc etc.

It is a very small change, which, however, has got the effect here that I do not have to wait for 16 minutes (or even up to 40 min.) until a new Firefox update has been downloaded. Even on my very slow DSL line this happens withing 2 minutes.
And Firefox updates are the most frequent updates, which my systems receive from the configured Linux Mint main repository server. Hence, the mirror switch has been worth the small effort.

But, in the end it is your decision.

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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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karlchen wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:18 am
Since I did that on some of my Mint systems, Firefox updates come in at normal speed again on those systems.
only SOME .......
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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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Hello, Maxwell-J.

I use a local German mirror as the main repository server on some Mint systems in order to receive fresh Firefox updates at normal speed.
I keep on using packages.linuxmint.com as the main repository server on some other Mint systems especially for this thread.

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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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Karl,

I use packages as the main server AND when a FF Update is available use the CL wget to get it and save into /var/cache/apt/archives

boils down to learning ......
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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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Hello, Maxwell-J.

You are free to follow whichever workflow suits you.
Yet, I would be amazed if a vast majority of Linux Mint users preferred following your workflow for every Firefox update, although switching to a local mirror is a one time procedure only.

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Re: Slow download speed of Firefox browser updates

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different strokes for different folks
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