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Why are my apt-get update fetches so large? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: the size of apt-get update lists is too big After clean installing 12.04 (Release Candidate), and accepting all updates and upgrades till today, I find that sudo apt-get ...
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Unmet dependencies-Broken Packages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: the size of apt-get update lists is too big How do I resolve unmet dependencies? Im a newbie to ubuntu. Ive come across this while trying to install synaptic manager. ...
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the size of apt get update list is too big everytime? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: the size of apt-get update lists is too big In Ubuntu 12.04, the following packages are fetched every time I run sudo apt-get update. Dear ubuntu Experts please tell me ...
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'sudo apt-get update' always re-updates by force? [duplicate]

I have a fresh install of 12.04. If I understand correctly, sudo apt-get update is supposed to update everything the first time it's run, and then only update repositories which have changed since ...
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update manager always downloading full cache information [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 . Every time my update manager not just getting the new changes and its grabbing complete information every time around 19 MB . I want the behavior just to grab just new things ...
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Package updates always download too much data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: the size of apt-get update lists is too big When I update Ubuntu (either with apt-get update or using the GUI-based check for updates), it downloads a large amount of ...
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How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me, or choose a faster mirror?

Downloading from the main Ubuntu archive is slow even when it's not release day, how can I get apt-get to automatically use a mirror that is close to me?
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Why are updates downloading so slow?

All other connection speeds are normal, average download speed is about 2mbps but my updates are lucky to get to 100kbps. Updates and this website are the only things running any ideas what the ...
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Can do an “apt-get update” but for only for one package?

After adding a new ppa to the repository, is it necessary to update the whole database? By "whole database" I mean is it necessary to update index's of each and every packege? If it's not necessary, ...
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apt-get update really slow when i'm at the university

When i'm using my university connection I can't run apt-get update normally as I do at home or any other place. Everything else (that use connection) works properly. I've already tried to change the ...
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Why is downloading repository updates so slow?

Okay, I have Ubuntu version 11.10 and I wish to upgrade to 12.04. Whenever I open the Update Manager and click "Check," it has taken literally over an hour to download the cache. I cannot update ...
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How to disable everytime checking of universe repo?

As you know, every time you update your repositories in Ubuntu 12.04, the universe repository downloads all of it's contents in your computer, whether they have been changed from the last time you ...
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How to reduce the size of apt-get update list on a Development Release once it has been released as Stable?

I have been using the development version of 13.04 since early March. In development release, the general behavior of running the sudo apt-get update command is to download the list files completely ...
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How does apt-get/aptitude update determine what package lists to update?

The context is a bug in which Ubuntu are updating package list timestamps every 30 minutes on their archive mirrors, which forces [apt-get|aptitude] update commands to download package lists though ...

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