Add an Apt-P2P tab to the 'software sources'-window

Bug #681163 reported by Stefan Nagy on 2010-11-24
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #533416: Apt-p2p needs some promotion. Edit Remove
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software-properties (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


As stated in Ubuntu Brainstorm Idea #26532 ( a decentralized software distribution concept could reduce the community's dependency on expensive server infrastructure. Apt-P2P ( acts as a proxy between apt requests and a repository server, downloading any requested files from peers (if possible), but falling back to a direct HTTP download. The question is: How is it possible to faciliate the usage of Apt-P2P?

Feature Request:

A Peer-to-Peer tab should be added to software-properties (the 'software sources'-window of Synaptic and Ubuntu Software Center), including a button to activate P2P networking (which could mean to install the apt-p2p package) and a list of all software sources listed in sources.list (which could look like the software sources list in the 'other software'-tab) where the user could activate/deactivate every single source for apt-p2p. If no source would be activated, the apt-p2p daemon could be deactivated (there's a option in /etc/default/apt-p2p).

Additionally there could be an 'options'-button & -subwindow where users can set the most important apt-p2p options (like the upload limit etc., see /etc/apt-p2p/apt-p2p.conf).

description: updated
Shirty (shirty) on 2010-12-04
Changed in synaptic:
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
Stefan Nagy (stefan-nagy) wrote :

This feature request is related to an old Ubuntu Brainstorm idea ( with quite a lot of duplicates and also Bug #533416 in apt-p2p.

Kiwinote (kiwinote) on 2010-12-13
affects: software-center (Ubuntu) → software-properties (Ubuntu)
Changed in synaptic:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
description: updated
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-02-12
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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