tool used to download packages?

Joe Hart j.hart at
Wed Feb 7 15:32:00 UTC 2007

Andy Harrison wrote:
> On 2/7/07, Joe Hart <j.hart at> wrote:
>> What happens if you change to a different mirror?
> I don't know how to force a particular package to be downloaded from a
> specific mirror.  Either way though, if I can flawlessly download the
> same package from the same repository using a different tool, I don't
> really think it's a problem with which mirror I happen to be using for
> my download.

I believe you.  I just think it might help.  If you look at your 
/etc/apt/sources.list file (or look at the repos with adept or synaptic) 
you should see which sites it's using.  For example, I use:

deb edgy main

Which is in The Netherlands, because that's where I am.  Most countries 
have a mirror, but you're not restricted to using the one closest to 
you.  In some cases a mirror such as:

deb edgy main

is faster.

Personally, I don't know what else to tell you.  Other than re-compiling 
dpkg to use a different method, and I don't really recommend doing that 
because if you break dpkg, then you'll never be able to update or 
install things the Debian way.

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