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humble 12-19-2008 11:20 AM

slow upgrading through package manager
 
Hi,,

While updating packages , the downloading speed is very low about 5kb/s whereas downloading through firefox is fine. Suggestions.

penguiniator 12-19-2008 11:28 AM

Start up Synaptic and select Repositories from the Settings menu. Click the drop-down box labelled Download from: and select Other.... Click the Select Best Server button. Each server will be checked, and the fastest one will be selected.

humble 12-21-2008 02:47 PM

well, after clicking best server button, it goes through a few tests and then after that it doesnīt point to any server, the server which is highlighted is definitely not the fastest because downloading through other servers seem to be faster that the one highlighted.

In short, how would i know that this server is the best one, because it doesnīt select it automatically. After the tests, it justs highlights one server which is definitely not the fastest.

upchucky 12-21-2008 06:34 PM

I saw a post on ubuntu forums about this that the solution was to forward ports he claimed it increased his dl speed tenfold.

wilfgascon 12-21-2008 08:04 PM

Trial and Error
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by humble (Post 3383168)
well, after clicking best server button, it goes through a few tests and then after that it doesnīt point to any server, the server which is highlighted is definitely not the fastest because downloading through other servers seem to be faster that the one highlighted.

In short, how would i know that this server is the best one, because it doesnīt select it automatically. After the tests, it just highlights one server which is definitely not the fastest.

In internet connection, the law of physics that states, "the shortest route is the straight line" does not always apply. Funny but true.

The only other way to make sure that you have the fastest download is to try which server is and keep that server bookmarked or listed somewhere.

Just remember that this other law applies to pc as well as the human memory: "The most faded ink is much better than the best memory." Hehehehe...


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