Why is updating so slow?

Chris Miller lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 16:27:18 GMT 2007


On 1/25/07, Homer <fsunoles at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the comments.  One thing I'm sure of it is not the
> connection at my end.  Government lab with connections to the abilene
> backbone.  I wish I could choose my mirror with (K)ubuntu like I do on
> all my Debian installs.  With Debian I can pick a close university or
> gov lab on the Abilene network and the connection is always amazing.
> With (K)ubuntu you get what you get.  Maybe I'm wrong on this though,
> as I can't claim to have done an exhaustive search on ubuntu mirrors.

That's curious.  I live right next to the Lawrence Livermore Nat'l
Labratories (okay, in neighboring Pleasanton, but pretty dang close)
and the lab's Debian servers were never the cream of the crop when I
ran that-apt-utility-that-finds-the-fastest-mirror-that-I-forgot-the-name-of,
yet the Ubuntu mirrors for me are roughly 3x as fast as the fastest
Debian one.

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