Apt-fast is a 'shell script wrapper' for apt-get that uses a download manager such as axel to open multiple connections to the update server and download small parts of the required file and then recombine them. It thus speeds up the downloads of packages tremendously.

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Can not configure aria2 in apt-fast (Ubuntu 13.10)

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10. When i installed apt-fast after installing aria2, i used this command to set aria2 and 16 connections to download with apt-fast: sudo dpkg-reconfigure ...
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cannot install apt-fast in ubuntu 12.10

I tried to install apt-fast in my Ubuntu 12.10 but it shows following error: the following packages have unmet dependencies apt-fast : depends: aria2 but is not going to install build essential : ...
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Is there a way to make Software Updater use apt-fast as a backend?

I've been using apt-fast in the command line for some time now and have enjoyed how it speeds upgrades by downloading packages in parallel. It would be great if Software Updater could also gain the ...
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Apt-fast does not show download size

I use apt-fast to download and install packages on my system. What I have noticed is apt-fast does not show me how much data will be downloaded, as apt-get does: The following NEW packages will be ...
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Use axel in apt-fast instead of aria2

I have installed apt-fast, but I only get aria2 downloader and nothing else. I like to use axel, and have installed it too, but I cannot use it for apt-fast. I also tried: $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure ...
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How do I pause and resume apt-fast package download?

I know that in order to speed up apt-get downloads, I can use apt-fast (which uses the aria2c or axel engine - it depends on which one I install during the configuration). But even though it says it ...
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Alias apt-get to apt-fast? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get apt-get to call apt-fast? I use apt-fast, but often find myself copying commands from the internet, these all use apt-get. I am wondering if it is possible ...
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Cannot delete apt-fast for a clean install

This is my problem: $ destroy apt-fast [sudo] password for colbyryptos: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package apt-fast is not ...
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Cannot install apt-fast

During installation of apt-fast the screen looped and after a while I closed the window. How can I fix it? sudo dpkg --configure -a Setting up apt-fast (1.7.2-1~precise1) ... debconf: DbDriver ...
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Is it possible to accelerate downloads in Synaptic Manager?

In Terminal that is possible by using apt-fast (using Axel). But is it possible to put to work Axel and apt-fast in Synaptic Manager? I found this suggestion, but I would not attempt it without the ...
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Error opening Synaptic Manager or Update Manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? Opening Update I get this: An unresolvable problem ...