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I keep adding atleast one repository per day.! I like new stuff and to personalise my Ubuntu.

But now evertime I add a repository,the apt cache needs to be updated and its almost a 10-15min update everyday.! Moreover its a lot data consuming.

Is there any way or workaround so that the repository is updated in the apt-cache without updating other stuff?

Also,sometimes i do not wish to install some updates at the given point of time due to my bandwidth limitations.But then if i have to add a repository,the updates are all installed in the sudo apt-get update command..

Would like any help.

The bandwidth limit is actually a major issue for me.!

Thanx :)

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Possible duplicate?… – fossfreedom May 31 '12 at 13:26
@fossfreedom...well it says if a cache exists,it wont update.but in my case,it everytime does.even if i add 2 repos in succession within a span of 10 min! – Nirmik May 31 '12 at 13:30
a. Get off the main/US mirror to slow updates (that's updated every 30 min or so) b. "Cache" your desired repositories locally and then apt-add-repository them all on Sundays or something :p – izx May 31 '12 at 13:31 do i cache them? and should i then not use the janitor? so that the cache is not deleted? and will going off the main/us mirror give me less updates which might be actually necessary or is it something like less feature rich updates for apps will be done?(M a noob at the working of update process) – Nirmik May 31 '12 at 13:34
up vote 1 down vote accepted

If you don't want to get update from all the repositories at a time, uncheck them in software sources, and check them again when you really want to update from them.

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