Is there any way to speed up apt-get ?

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at
Tue Mar 1 22:32:28 UTC 2005

On Tue, 01 Mar 2005 20:00:17 +0100, Vincent Trouilliez
<vincent.trouilliez at> wrote:
> Huuu where do you live ?? I get 120KB/s (1Mbps) like yuo.... but that's
> the SLOWEST I could get (read ... cheapest !). Now the norm is 20Mbps,
> about 2.5MByte per second... yeaaaah !!! :o)
> Cable used ot suck compared to ADSL, now it rocks ! :o)
> And now that my ISP uses DHCP not PPPoE anymore, Ubuntu get the internet
> working instantly and automatically during install, total magic !!! :o)
> Obviously, you do have to live in town to get cable, but then again,
> same applies to ADSL.

I guess I need to move to Finland. I'm in London and have one of the
fastest options available (Blueyonder cable, 1Mbps). But it's not that
expensive either and I haven't noticed that I was "slow," frankly.

Oh, well, there goes my illusions about being on the cutting edge. 


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