I'm an apt-get idiot

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Fri Feb 4 18:41:24 MST 2005


Well, apt-spy takes time, and probably time you don't want to spend
while installing. It's a great way to fine-tune things for optimal
downloading, but ftp.us.debian.org rotates through decent servers in the
US and is generally comparable speed unless you happen to have a great
link to a particular mirror (e.g. your ISP (xmission) or BYU has a good
link to purdue for whatever reason).

In any case, apt-spy won't help the original poster because his problem
was not a mirror but a special blackdown java repository that probably
has no mirror anywhere, and certainly not one apt-spy knows about.

On Fri,  4 Feb 2005 at 16:34 -0700, Ryan Nielsen wrote:
> Roberto Mello wrote the following on 2/4/2005 3:17 PM :
> 
> >apt-spy is a little program that will write a new sources.list for you
> >based on badwidth tests.
> >
> Debian should have that as an install step, instead of their current 
> source selection steps.  Wouldn't apt-spy be more efficient for 
> everyone.  Yes, it is a few more packages to install.  So, if you 
> weren't looking for the smallest install . . .
> 
> Thanks for bringing this up Jared and Rob.
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