apt-fast: Accelerate Apt-Get Downloads

apt-fast accelerates your apt-get downloads using axel as a download manager. Axel segments the downloads and fetches them from multiple servers; typical download manager stuff. The developer claims an increase in speed up to 26 times. To use this:

A. Install apt-fast

1. Add ppa:tldm217/tahutek.net to your Software Repositories
2. sudo apt-get update
3. sudo apt-get install apt-fast

B. Configure Your Proxy

1. sudo gedit /etc/axelrc
2. Look for the line:

# http_proxy =

Change this to:

http_proxy = http://10.1.8.30:8080

Ensure you remove the leading “#” and replace “10.1.8.30:8080” with your own proxy address and port.

3. Save and close gedit

C. Try it out

sudo apt-fast update
sudo apt-fast upgrade
sudo apt-fast install <your package here>

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