22x Faster Upgrade October 14, 2005Posted by Carthik in administration, ubuntu.
Use a mirror in your /etc/apt/sources.list file for faster upgrades. I went from 28 kbps downloads to 600+kbps downloads by editing my /etc/apt/sources.list to use a mirror instead of the usual ubuntu.com repository. Why wait when you can upgrade faster, eh? Instead of taking hours to download the updated packages, it took me less than half an hour. It is better if the mirror is geographically close to you.
Choose from the list of mirrors (look under the mirror-mirrors section) and update your sources.list now!