[Aptitude-devel] Concurrent package downloading (like apt-fast)
cal at iops.io
Sat Jan 31 16:03:38 GMT 2015
Thanks for the heads up Axel, apologies for my lack of knowledge on
On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 3:42 PM, Axel Beckert <abe at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi Cal,
> 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.
> Regards, Axel
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