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Old 03-28-2012, 04:40 PM   #1
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Will adding more mirrors improve download speed of packages?

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Old 03-28-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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No. Arch Linux's pacman is set-up to use the top-most mirror in the list. Meaning if a slower one is above the faster one, the slower is used by default. If you are worried about script speed, try using Reflector or using the script found here.
 
Old 03-28-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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Thanks, Soppy. I was installing e17 and some packages would slow down and pacman would issue a warning and restart the file.
 
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I have never found mirror recommendation tools that worked any good for me here in Aus - all the way back to when I started on gentoo.

I have always manually maintained my preferred list(s).
 
Old 03-30-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
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I have never found mirror recommendation tools that worked any good for me here in Aus - all the way back to when I started on gentoo.

I have always manually maintained my preferred list(s).
I'm pretty new at this. Too many times I see where on an install, the download from the mirror has gone below 1kb/s and the file has to restart. I'm hoping to run across a way to test mirrors.
 
Old 03-31-2012, 01:09 AM   #6
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BTW have you changed your pacman default downloader? I use wget for downloading packages through pacman. The default one is a bit slow and unreliable at times.
 
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The rankmirrors script always showed and improvement for me.
 
Old 03-31-2012, 01:20 PM   #8
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BTW have you changed your pacman default downloader? I use wget for downloading packages through pacman. The default one is a bit slow and unreliable at times.
How, please?
 
Old 03-31-2012, 02:02 PM   #9
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How, please?
Open /etc/pacman.conf file.
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sudo vi /etc/pacman.conf
And uncomment this line.
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XferCommand = /usr/bin/wget --passive-ftp -c -O %o %u
 
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And uncomment this line.
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XferCommand = /usr/bin/wget --passive-ftp -c -O %o %u
konsole,
That is working much better. Thank you.
 
  


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