How do I select which server Ubuntu will get it's software and updates from? I know how to find the list of mirrors on the web, but not how to use them.


Quite easy:

  • Open the Software & Updates (you can also start this using the software-properties-gtk command)

  • Find the Download From dropdown and select Other

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  • Choose the server you want:

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    If you click Select Best Server, the USC will go through a load of tests to find the server that's fastest in your location. Generally it will be a server close by.

  • For a lot more information on this, see the Ubuntu Community Documentation on Repositories

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