View Full Version : [ubuntu] Synaptic dist-upgrade to 9.10 doesn't use torrents

December 6th, 2009, 05:29 AM
I've been seeding all the 32 and 64 bit flavors on 9.10 since it was released.

Today, I decided to upgrade my laptop, and the synaptic update took nearly three hours to download the updates. Then it took another two hours to do the updates. Wow, I was not expecting it to take so long.

After I was part way into the process, it stuck me that since I've got really fast access in my house to the machine with all the Ubuntu disks, how do I tell Synaptic to be reasonable and use the files. Even if it uses a slow protocol, over the 100baseT link has got to be tons faster.

December 6th, 2009, 05:32 AM
You can torrent the ISO file, mount it, then use synaptic to register the mounted disc as a repository, then dist-upgrade your system.

Is that what you were looking for?

December 8th, 2009, 03:01 AM
I think so, never thought to do that.

Of course, what I really want is for Synaptic to do all this for me.

Can I mount the ISO as a file? or do I have to burn it to a disk first?

December 8th, 2009, 07:32 AM
Sure, just mount it as a file.
It speed things up that way too and you get to save a CD