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Old 08-06-2006, 01:51 AM   #1
bburgy
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Apt-Get Downloads Extremely Slow


Hi Everyone,

I have noticed, since my new install of Kubuntu Dapper, that apt-getting packages is extremely slow. I only seem to get between 12 and 24 KB/sec -- while I used to get a couple hundred kb/sec.

I know my Internet connection is not the issue, as other downloads appear to happen at top speed. I am also on a 10 mbps/sec Internet connection.

I think my source list may need some revamping -- but unfortunately, this is an area that I am quite new. Perhaps it is that one of the sources in my sources.lst file is running slowly?

Here is a copy/paste of my sources.lst file:

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe multiverse

## dapper-commercial by canonical
## currently has realplay (realplayer 10) and opera (opera 9)
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu dapper-commercial main

## Cipherfunk multimedia packages (GPG key: 33BAC1B3)
deb ftp://cipherfunk.org/pub/packages/ubuntu/ dapper main
deb-src ftp://cipherfunk.org/pub/packages/ubuntu/ dapper main

## Bleeding edge (official) wine repository for Dapper
## only uncomment it if you need it
## deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt dapper main
## deb-src http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt dapper main

## skype (official)
## only uncomment it if you need it
## deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free


I basically took this from:

http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu

The odd thing is, I used a similar list, and had no issues before. Now my download speed is dropped considerably!

Any advice is greatly appreciated!
 
Old 08-06-2006, 10:00 PM   #2
win32sux
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you could try specifying the country code for the mirror you want to use... this would allow you to use a mirror in a country which gives you better speed... i've been using the "us" mirror and it works okay for me, while the australian mirror which was my default was really slow... this is what my sources.list looks like right now (i don't use multiverse):
Code:
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted universe

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted universe

# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-backports main restricted universe
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-backports main restricted universe

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted universe

Last edited by win32sux; 08-06-2006 at 10:04 PM.
 
  


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