Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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 :)

share|improve this question
1  
Possible duplicate? askubuntu.com/questions/65245/… –  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
1  
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
    
@izx...how 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
add comment

1 Answer 1

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.

http://askubuntu.com/a/27373/27559

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.