Slow upgrading and downloading

Scott Blair scott.blair at
Mon Jul 4 12:43:11 UTC 2016

On 07/04/2016 04:21 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Mon, 2016-07-04 at 08:48 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 4 July 2016 at 08:23, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at> wrote:
>>> On Mon, 04 Jul 2016 06:58:50 +0200, Nils Kassube wrote:
>>>> Maybe you are connected to a slow server, but that is only a wild
>>>> guess.
>>> 14.04 and especially 15.10 are close to their end of life [1], so it
>>> likely could be, that some servers are much used.
>> 14.04 has till 2019.
> The link claims 2016, but you might be right. Anyway, several users even
> don't wait for the first dot release of 16.04. They upgrade at the
> moment from 14.04 to 16.04 and 15.10 users need to upgrade now or within
> the next days. So assumed the OP does use 16.04 and updates the indexes,
> then it could be, that more people than usually try to do this at the
> same time. So there at least is the EOL of 15.10 and 16.04 was released
> not that long ago and is also closer to 16.04.01, more or less brand new
> and much installed, perhaps more often installed and updated than
> usually. Apart from random server issues, at the moment there might be
> more traffic than usually.
> Regards,
> Ralf
Sorry should have said, it is 16.04. I can't remember if it was an 
upgrade or fresh install at this time.


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