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I have ubuntu 15.04 on my PC and I have issues everytime I make an update or I install packets mirrors are so slow and it's almost impossible to download with an average speed of 20 KB/s.

I've tried to switch to other mirrors and test them until I find one that boosts up the download speed (all the servers have the same speed most of the time) but this method is a real time wasting one.

How can I automatize the selection of the fastest mirror for apt ? is there a script to ping mirrors and select the best one temporary ?

Thanks.

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Check out the answer here: https://askubuntu.com/a/141536/38557. It's a bit long but should do exactly what you're trying to achieve.

  • I saw this but netselect will rank mirrors by to latency not according to their download speed. – storm Sep 20 '15 at 14:55

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