Selecting a preferred source of repositories

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Selecting a preferred source of repositories

Postby mychance » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:23 pm


Each time I try to install a new software or update an existing one, downloads can be VERY SLOW even though the computer local network runs with optic fiber internet access. I experienced the same with Ubuntu until I discovered I could manually select my preferred source of repository. After selecting one nearby, downloading packages were no longer a drag. I tried to find this utility within Linux Mint OS and I don't seem to find it. Is there any way to select another source than the crowdy main source ?

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Re: Selecting a preferred source of repositories

Postby lagagnon » Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:43 pm

Ubuntu mirrors are found here:
Navigate to the Jaunty-Updates directories and paste the correct URL into Menu, Package Manager, Settings, Repositories, Add.
Remove the slow mirror. Then Reload.

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