[Aptitude-devel] Concurrent package downloading (like apt-fast)
abe at debian.org
Sat Jan 31 15:42:03 GMT 2015
Cal Leeming wrote:
> For several months now I have been using apt-fast
It would have been nice to add a reference to that program name as
that program is not part of Debian (and not of Ubuntu either). I
assume you are talking about this apt-fast:
> as a wrapper for apt-get.
apt-get != aptitude
> In short, it concurrently downloads all packages to cache, before
> handing back over to apt-get for running the installation. In every
> situation I have used this, it has resulted in faster download
... AFAIK using axel or aria2 as backends which AFAIK are basically
opening multiple TCP connections downloading the file in parallel in
> Could a core dev please speculate on why similar functionality has not
> yet been implemented by default? Is this on the roadmap? If not, would
> such a feature ever be considered?
aptitude-devel is the wrong list to ask this. Aptitude offloads
downloading to libapt-* which is built by the apt source package.
Cc'ing the and setting the Reply-To header to the APT developer
mailing list, deity at lists.debian.org.
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