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22x Faster Upgrade October 14, 2005

Posted by Carthik in administration, ubuntu.
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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!

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1. jerry - October 15, 2005

Hey that sounds good, but I don’t know what I should change or comment out in my sources.list.
Could you show an example of what you did with your to upgrade to breezy from warty.
I have broadband and have read on the Ubuntu forums of it taking hours, which I don’t want to do. I have my system configured where I can run WordPress for editing themes and don’t want to loose all my installed programs and settings.

I’m happy to see that you started this blog, you explain most thing in a way that someone who is not experienced in linux can understand.

2. ubuntonista - October 15, 2005

Jerry, I just replaced all occurences of

“http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu” with

“http://spout.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/ubuntu”

For example, one of my lines read:

deb http://spout.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/ubuntu breezy main restricted

(hoary was changed to breezy in the above line to upgrade from hoary to breezy)

3. Phil - October 15, 2005

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BreezyUpgrade

That will help you with the upgrade process. Just using the instructions for Synaptic worked like a charm for me!

4. Santino - October 18, 2005

Thanks for the info, does that go for http://security.ubuntu.com entries as well?

5. ubuntonista - October 18, 2005

Santino,

I’d leave them unchanged – a problem of “trust” basically, and of my insecurity 🙂

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9. krampo - June 1, 2006

Actually those source.list lines are generated when you install your Ubuntu, therefore if you choose right location, you get closest mirror automatically.

Unfortunately they are doing this only for archive packages and not for security although servers which has full Ubuntu mirror also has these security packages therefore I changed my /etc/hosts file to point security.ubuntu.com to my closest Ubuntu mirror.

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Wow! My download time literally went from 3 hours to 3.5 minutes.

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25. Luke - March 5, 2009

by replace the mirror address with in the line which has “intrepid-updates”, my upgrading is 100 time faster then the original one.

That line in my file is follow:
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates main restricted

26. Entr3p - March 20, 2009

I recommend for everyone to check this guide out. It’s a newbie friendly guide on how to update Ubuntu faster. http://learningubuntu.com/how-to-update-ubuntu-faster.html

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it didn’t work on linux mint..

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