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culaterout 01-17-2010 06:53 PM

Important apt-fast over apt-get
I installed and ran this script called apt-fast it uses axel a download accelerator ...

I tested it on seamonkey which was 48mb in size

Apt-get downloaded it and installed it in 48 seconds ruffley ...

Apt-fast downloaded it and installed it in 11 to 12 seconds....

I got this file downloaded in about 4 times the speed of regular apt-get..

This I believe is the original post and makers of apt-fast


We need one of you math whizzes to give it a go and give use exact numbers..

Factors to consider are: internet bandwidth, cpu, ram ....

I believe the install times will be the same do to read and write times on hard drive....

here is a easy way to install if using Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint or any Debian based distro

Apt-fast install instructions youtube video...

This rocks ;) ;p

craigevil 01-17-2010 07:51 PM

Haven't tried it but it looks pretty cool.

culaterout 01-18-2010 10:54 AM

wow, this will probably become the standard for apt-get

later.... ;)

b0uncer 01-18-2010 11:27 AM

Sounds good, have to admit, but after a first try I found out something odd: having updated package lists and running 'upgrade', it first downloaded the packages, then asked if I wanted to upgrade them. Not much of importance usually, but if for some reason there was a big amount of packages to update and after getting the list I wouldn't want to upgrade them, it would have downloaded the packages already. Could be a problem sometimes...that can be get around by doing a "dry run" before the actual operation, but that's a waste of time and would pretty much make the tool useless.

The idea behind it is good, at least with a fast connection that is charged monthly, not based on amount of downloaded data. Thanks for the link.

craigevil 01-18-2010 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by culaterout (Post 3830945)
wow, this will probably become the standard for apt-get

later.... ;)

Doubtful, wget is well maintained, while axel is buggy.

b0uncer 01-19-2010 03:59 PM

Another funny unimportant piece of information..if there are no updates, it still says


Done! Verify that all packages were installed successfully.
Easy task, as no packages were installed :)

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