tool used to download packages?
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Wed Feb 7 18:28:21 UTC 2007
Andy Harrison wrote:
> On 2/7/07, Joe Hart <j.hart at orange.nl> wrote:
>> 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:
> I've stuffed a bunch of repositories in there though. Have a look.
> See anything obvious I can do to improve it?
Do you actually use source packages? Get rid of all the deb-src entries if
you don't. Do you use "plf", "medibuntu", etc, etc? Ditto...
> deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted
> universe multiverse
> deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security universe
those are redundant.
> deb http://repository.debuntu.org/ edgy multiverse
> deb http://www.getautomatix.com/apt edgy main
That, in itself, voids your warranty :-)
> deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted
> universe multiverse
More redundancy - edgy-security is the same set of files, no matter where
your mirror is. That makes 3 different entries at 2 URLs for
> deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free
That looks hazardous - you're apparently downloading a package for Debian
and expecting it to work on Ubuntu. It could...
> deb http://kubuntu.org/packages/kde-356 edgy main
> deb ftp://bolugftp.uni-bonn.de/pub/kde/stable/3.5.6/kubuntu edgy main
> deb http://www.mirrorservice.org/.../stable/3.5.6/kubuntu edgy main
> deb http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/.../stable/3.5.6/kubuntu edgy main
Those look redundant too.
[re changing "dpkg"]
> Lots of room for breakage there, definitely. But after reading that
> lump of comment from the source code, I'm wondering if I'll have a
> choice. Sounds like they're experimenting with features to make it
> slightly faster, but at the cost of stability. I'd rather go back to
> a method that works reliably.
"They" haven't experimented with the apt methods in years, unless they're
making mods that have never been mentioned in the changelogs. You have a
dogs breakfast for your sources, and you blame the application.
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