Speed up upgrades for a debian/ubuntu based system.

sudo aptitude update; sudo apt-get -y --print-uris upgrade | egrep -o -e "http://[^\']+" | sudo aria2c -c -d /var/cache/apt/archives -i -; sudo aptitude -y safe-upgrade
Please install aria2c before you try the above command. On ubuntu the command to install aria2c would be: sudo aptitude install aria2

2010-02-18 16:02:29

What Others Think

Can you give some information about what it actually does to speed up?
Weboide · 639 weeks and 6 days ago
It fetches new packages using aria2 rather than the one built-into aptitude / apt-get.
unixmonkey8369 · 639 weeks and 5 days ago
As unixmonkey8369 stated, it fetches packets using aria2 which is a download accelerator (fetches multiple threads and multiple fragments simultaneously). Thats how it speeds up the download the process.
freethinker · 639 weeks and 5 days ago

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