Is there any way to speed up apt-get ?

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Fri Mar 4 07:02:12 UTC 2005

Le vendredi 04 mars 2005 à 08:48 +0200, Ari Torhamo a écrit :
> On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 23:50 -0500, s.roman wrote:
> > Vincent, did you say you can get 20mbps ADSL? That doesn't sound
> > right... I don't believe ADSL can even go that fast.
> You can get a 24Mb/sec connection called ADSL2+ in some places here in
> Finland. It costs 63 euros (about 82 dollars at the current exchange
> rate). Haven't got one :-(
> Ari

Well, I am happy enough with 1Mbps, 4Mbps would be nice, but 20+ Mbps, I
don't think it would be worth the money. With 1Mbps, I find that most
sites already arne't fast enough. You always waste more time connecting
to it, that downloading the images. I don't think that 20Mbps would be
anywhere near 20 times as fast as 1Mbps, in practice.
The only difference wold be when downaloading huge files from servers
that can take it, like ISO images form the Ubuntu server. But thow many
times do you have to do that ? Twice a year... so what does it matter if
it takes 1h30 (1Mbps) or 5 minutes (20Mbps).

Well, just MHO of course ! ;o)


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