[ubuntu-za] Changing Default Download Location

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 22:13:27 BST 2009


Bruno Mondego Marques wrote:
> what other servers do you suggest? some who are not clogged up with people
> downloading?
> 
> on some other days, i downloaded pretty well from the mz servers, dunno if
> its something from tonight only, but its pretty bad!
> 
> better to try a sa server? or us?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> Bruno Mondego Marques wrote:
>>> hello all
>>>
>>> as i said, this weekend i was going to make the full transformation in
>>> my
>>> laptop from windows to ubuntu.
>>> only had time to tackle this yesterday night.
>>>
>>> already have ubuntu 8.10 up and running, and now im just in the process
>>> of
>>> installing the apps, at start im using the add/remove function from the
>>> applications.
>>>
>>> but, i dont know why, tonight im having some pretty slow speeds at
>>> downloading, sometimes it even idles for some minutes.
>>>
>>> im wondering if there is a way i can change the default download
>>> location
>>> for the packages, instead of downloading from a mz archive, maybe
>>> downloading from a .sa or some other international location.
>>>
>>> many thanks..
>>>
>>> still have to see if i can get the thunderbird mails running from the
>>> windows thunderbird, to the ubuntu thunder. will reply after all process
>>> is finished
>>>
>>> many thanks for the help im getting :)
>>>
>>>
>> Hi Bruno
>>
>> If you go to System > Administration > Software Sources and have a look
>> at the Ubuntu Software tab, you will see a drop down labelled "Download
>> from:". On my system it says South Africa, but you can change it to many
>> other locations.
>>
>> HTH
>> - Neil
>>
>>
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> 
> 
See attached.
Click on "Best Mirror" and it will test for the best. Sorry about the 
pub ;-)

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