Pkg Download Slowness

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Wed Nov 26 13:10:14 UTC 2008

--- On Wed, 11/26/08, Karl Larsen <k5di at> wrote:

> From: Karl Larsen <k5di at>
> Subject: Re: Pkg Download Slowness
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at>
> Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 6:20 AM
> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > I use:
> > deb hardy * as my main
> download mirror. It's the closest one to my southeast
> Texas location so I expect it to be fast.  However,
> downloading lately has slowed so much that some just freeze
> up bringing the download to a halt. I'm sure the UT
> server must be having some problems but not for two weeks
> going. Originally it was quite fast but now it's slower
> than the regular us.ubuntu server.  Anyone using the UT
> mirror know what's going on? I'm ddownloading
> apt-mirror but I don't think that's the best way to
> find a fast mirror. Anyone have any suggestions on a fast
> mirror for my location. I on a dsl pro broadband, BTW and
> it's almost as slow as dial-up.  Thanks for any
> suggestions.
> > PS-while composing this short message, adept updater
> has only downloaded the first file of an 18 pkg upgrade.
> Normally, it would be installing those packages by now.
> >
> > Leonard Chatagnier
> >
> > Leonard Chatagnier
> > lenc5570 at
> >
> >   
>     I use the server at Utah U and it seems to be fast, but
> like you I 
> am using DSL which is nothing to be proud of. It settles
> down to about 
> 27 KB/sec which is better than dial-up :-)
>     Utah is closer to NM than TX.
Thanks KArl, If my upgrade fails again tody, I'll definately cchange my mirror location to somewhere else maybe Utah U. Stull have to get apt-mirror a chance but if my memory serves me right, that wasn't much help the last time I tried it.
Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at

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