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How can I search for the fastest update server on the command line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you select the fastest mirror from the command line? This is easily done through the GUI, but can it be done from the command line? I have a BASH script for installing ...
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Is it better to use the UK or USA server? [duplicate]

I live in the UK, so it should be better to use the UK ones. But, the USA one is more likely to be well maintained and have the better connection speed. Which should I use - is there a testing tool, ...
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How to find fastest mirror from given list? [duplicate]

I know that How do you select the fastest mirror from the command line? exists, but it deals only with mirrors for ubuntu sources. I want a application/script/command which would find the best mirror/...
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Is there any way I can dynamically select a mirror that is closest to me? [duplicate]

Is a mirror automatically selected for downloads based on location, or is there a way to do it dynamically?
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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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How to lower wait time for repository updates

When doing a aptitude update / apt-get update or using the Update Manager to update sometimes I get to a repository link that takes too long. The percent does not end and it takes quite a while before ...
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Making mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com highly available

We're a distributed team, which is why our VMs use the Ubuntu mirror:// setup. Our /etc/apt/sources.list looks like the following: deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt lucid main restricted ...
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Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This morning when I ran sudo apt-get update, I encountered the following error: W: The repository 'http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid Release' does not have a ...
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Could not connect to bd.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (116.193.170.18), connection timed out [duplicate]

I'm trying to update my system using apt-get, but it's giving me this error Err http://bd.archive.ubuntu.com raring Release.gpg Could not connect to bd.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (116.193.170.18),...
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Why can't I install lib32gcc1?

I'm trying to install Source Dedicated Server on Ubuntu Server 12.04 and every time I try to install lib32gcc1, I get E: Package 'lib32gcc1' has no installation candidate Is there anything I can do ...
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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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HTTP or FTP in sources.list?

Which protocols are better to use in /etc/apt/sources.list file? HTTP or FTP? For example: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy main universe restricted multiverse or: deb ftp://ftp.archive....
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How to speed up `apt-get upgrade`? My network is slow

I wanted to upgrade faster. I already tried the apt-get update command. As my network connection is slow, I couldn't be able to finish it. After 49% I stopped the process by hitting Ctrl+Z.
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php5.load: Cannot load libphp5.so undefined symbol: unixd_config apache service not start

When I trying to restart apache service getting below error: root@localhost:/# /etc/init.d/apache2 restart [FAIL] Restarting web server: apache2 failed! [warn] The apache2 configtest failed. ... (...
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“fastestmirror” like plugin for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me? Are there any plugins for apt like the fastestmirror on e.g.: Fedora? So that the selected repo mirror for Ubuntu is always ...

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