[ubuntu-us-ma] Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 Upgrade script extremely inefficient (downloads from the internet, ignores local CD image)

Randy Cole randyokc at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 12:42:09 GMT 2009


Sorry about my confusing rant.

1) It only took about 1+ hour to download the CD via bittorrent. So the
files are already downloaded.

2) I told "upgrade" *not* to use the network, just the CD. So the script
is ignoring it's own flags.

Next step is to file a bug report against the Ubuntu python scripts, I
guess. I can never remember my launchpad credentials...


Paul Smith wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-10-30 at 05:29 -0400, Randy Cole wrote:
>> It should finish downloading the packages in either 10 hours, or 2
>> days, 1 hour.
> I got a little lost in the description of all the things you tried.
> However, the problem you're seeing with downloads is not at all that
> there are so many packages it will take 1-2 days.
> The problem is that the Ubuntu servers are so absolutely slammed right
> now that the download time is reeeeeaaalllllyyyyy sssslllloooooowwwww.
> Probably your better bet is just to wait a week or so.  Then it won't be
> so bad.

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