How to Speed up Ubuntu UpdatesBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Thursday, April 2, 2009
This is a pretty cool trick for Ubuntu users. Ubuntu users frequently go through updates that they download to keep the OS up-to-date. But while doing so, there is no definite way that Ubuntu will choose the fastest server for you. It may take you insanely long time if you happen to get a slow server to upgrade and update your operating system. But there is a process by which you can choose the best and fastest server always. How? here is the trick
- Go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources
- Under Downloadable from the Internet choose Other
- Choose your Country (or the one closest to it)
- Click on the Select Best Server button and wait for it to finish.
- Once you are ready, click on the Choose Server button and close the main window.
- You will be prompted to reload the server but instead click on the Close button.
- Go to Applications -> Add/Remove… and click on the Reload button there.
[Note: The reason for this is because there may be a bug in the Software Sources program and if you click on the Reload button it will turn gray and freeze up on you.]
This will do it for you.