[needs-packaging] apt-fast

Bug #1173661 reported by Lonnie Lee Best on 2013-04-27
This bug affects 32 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone

Bug Description

apt-fast downloads repositories (package sources) and packages in parallel, which can greatly shorten the time it takes to update a system. In contrast, the default package manager (apt-get or aptitude) downloads repositories and packages sequentially.

Currently, installing apt-fast requires custom installation:

I'd like to see this application in the main repositories and Ubuntu Software Center.

Here's the code:

affects: openssh (Ubuntu) → unity
affects: unity → ubuntu
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
Logan Rosen (logan) on 2013-04-27
Changed in ubuntu:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
summary: - needs-packaging apt-fast
+ [needs-packaging] apt-fast
Changed in debian:
status: Unknown → New
Chris Rodican (cmrodican) wrote :

i would also like to see this in the Ubuntu Software Center.

Alexander List (alexlist) wrote :

I am not sure why this is tagged needs-packaging, the source package is available here:


Logan Rosen (logan) wrote :

"needs-packaging" isn't asking for a .deb package - it is requesting that it be included in the official Ubuntu repositories.

judasg0at (hattwj) wrote :

Dropping it into the repositories would be a great first step, but in an ideal world we could just use this code to patch upstream and then the vanilla apt-get would just be faster. Either way, super cool to have this.

tags: added: saucy trusty

I agree totally, apt-get should be enhanced to (by default) do what apt-fast has accomplished.

john Roxby (icilememe) wrote :

This is a no-brainer. Let's get on with it

kingtiger01 (mnovick1988) wrote :

Why is this NOT the default functionality of apt? I realise some people still dont have Internet Connection capable of handling parallel connections. But that no-longer applies to the majority!

Please either add the functionality to apt, or include apt-fast in the repository's.

I'd love to see this in the main repository. I'm currently doing some modding to apt-fast so that update uses multiple connections as well.

tags: added: utopic
tags: added: vivid

It would be so fast if the default installer of all ubuntu flavors also used this technology.

tags: added: xenial yakkety zesty
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