[Bug 275994] Re: support parallel downloads from the same host

Mathew Hodson mathew.hodson at gmail.com
Thu May 12 18:28:08 UTC 2016

** Bug watch removed: Debian Bug tracker #500653

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  support parallel downloads from the same host

Status in apt package in Ubuntu:
Status in apt package in Debian:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: apt

  apt-get apparently currently uses some simple wget-type sequential
  download algorithm for all its functions that download anything from
  the net, like update, install, dist-upgrade, upgrade, build-dep,
  source etc. This really does not well use the available broadband
  bandwidth of most users. Hence I am forced to use home-cooked scripts
  to extract the URLs to download and then pass them to aria2 (GPL) to
  download, so that the thing is done faster.

  Granted, the user may not want his entire bandwidth hogged by apt-get,
  but at least provide this as an option -- use a faster split-download
  algorithm, or at least use a good backend downloader like aria2 which
  provides high-speed downloading.

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