View Full Version : [ubuntu] apt-get is so slow

November 10th, 2008, 03:24 AM
Since I upgraded to intrepid (Ubuntu Server 8.10) installing some packages has slowed to a trickle.


November 10th, 2008, 03:56 AM
Which part is slow? Download, install?
Not noticed any difference personally.

November 10th, 2008, 03:59 AM
Since I upgraded to intrepid (Ubuntu Server 8.10) installing some packages has slowed to a trickle.


If it is the download it's probably the server, I have had no problems either.

November 10th, 2008, 04:03 AM
Guess the bandwidth of the server is saturated too bad with peep installing the new 8.10, once downloaded its fast, considering my server is a museum piece.

IBM 300 GL, go check it out on IBM.com where manuals are still available. Pentium 3, 667 and its fine with Ubuntu.

November 11th, 2008, 04:35 AM
Agree, download is absolutely glacial. Install is fine.

November 11th, 2008, 04:49 AM
Maybe it depends on your location, our servers are in Bluesquare, Maidenhead (UK) and they downloaded the required packages for upgrade from 8.04 in about 10 seconds (it's about 135Mb), I've upgraded 4 servers so far still got a few to go but none have been slow at all.

November 11th, 2008, 04:58 AM
Try a faster mirror: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-select-fastest-mirror-in-ubuntu.html

November 12th, 2008, 04:00 PM
Might be a project for the repositories to use load balancing.


December 4th, 2008, 04:38 AM
Finally fixed this problem - went to System-Administration-Software Sources-Ubuntu Software tab, and switched from Canadian server to Main Server. The Canadian server was absolutely glacial (it us cold up here after all). Now my Ubuntu updates happen fast.

December 4th, 2008, 06:11 AM
This one might be just a little bit closer to you:



December 4th, 2008, 09:33 PM
How can I do this in server edition?

December 14th, 2008, 03:32 AM
One wrinkle, tabs? tabs? what tabs? I don't need no stinkin' tabs. Servers do not have a GUI.

What the repository needs to do it fix the repositories and find some better bandwidth. Maybe a torrent is whats needed.