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#1 2004-04-26 18:44:47

sear
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pacman is getting packages very slow

hi there

it is really slow to get packages with pacman for me on my machine. the speed always goes up to 60 then goes down to 0 and then to 30 and then to 0 kb/s etc. etc.

my normal speed is between 70 and 100 kb/s

i have got a 770/100 ADSL in switzerland.

thanks for help!
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#2 2004-04-26 19:45:45

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

Edit /etc/pacman.conf.
In each section, move lines with swiss / german / french / etc addresses to the first places.

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#3 2004-04-26 21:52:42

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

I live in Sweden and use the Chemnitz mirror, averaging 6,5Mb/s!

That's the fastest downloads I've ever made!!!

Just do what Pink Chick said and you be fine.


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#4 2004-04-26 22:06:44

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

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#5 2004-04-27 09:35:56

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

How should wget improve the performance?


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#6 2004-04-27 12:14:06

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

It hacks your provider so that you have more bandwidth, or something like that........

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#7 2004-04-27 13:04:48

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

wget gives pacman a turbo boost

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#8 2004-04-27 14:11:59

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

Pink Chick wrote:

How should wget improve the performance?

Don't know, just try it and then tell us.

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#9 2004-04-27 16:22:13

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

my pacman didn't work anymore after that.....


/usr/bin/wget: error while loading shared libaries: libssl.so.0.9.7: cannot open

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#10 2004-04-27 16:25:32

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

Have you got wget installed ?

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#11 2004-04-27 18:57:22

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

No, his problem with wget is that he doesn't have the newer version of openssl.


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#12 2004-04-28 06:56:17

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

pacman -Suy

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#13 2004-04-28 08:21:00

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

Mr Green wrote:

wget gives pacman a turbo boost

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Not at all. It is simply a download manager. It fetches as fast as it can, like pacman does, 2.


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#14 2004-04-28 09:25:56

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

Ok. but I just find it quicker for me

Sorry for posting

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#15 2004-04-28 12:22:24

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

Ok. I set up my pacman to work with wget with -t 0 and -T 10 options. I'm gonna leave it for at least 2-4 weeks. We'll see which way it works better. That doesn't have to mean faster. My connection is wireless and from time to time it likes to become unstable (like freezing until i do "something" to wake it up - it may be ping to outside server etc.) - I can't do much about it because I'm not in control of antenna and access point and my provider is [censored]..... :-). So the real gain from using wget instead of pacman to download packages may be this timeout option wich in turn also may end up with shorter time of package download. We'll see....

BTW: my pacman is now using wget to download everything including package dbs. I have a lot of repos (turs included) in my pacman.conf and as I can see it reconnects to the ftp server for every db it downloads. This is kind of inefficient because each reconnect takes 5-20 seconds at least. Also using wget to download dbs does not look nice - in this case I would prefer leaving download of dbs to pacman and everthing else to wget.

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#16 2004-04-28 16:51:28

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

Pacman reconnects to download dbs too, last I heard.


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#17 2004-05-05 22:02:51

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

Find an rsync server that will supply current & extra, and then either use brute force and mirror them, or mirror the packages you have installed.
Then change pacman.conf to point to your local mirror, and put that line first in the current and extra sections. In general you should find rsync runs at full speed whereas ftp can be very slow.


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#18 2004-05-05 23:02:53

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

You should never use ftp off of archlinux.org, it is capped for that reason, so no one uses it.  If you want to use an archlinux ftp server, use ftp.archlinux.org.


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#19 2004-05-05 23:22:53

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Re: pacman is getting packages very slow

I have archlinux.org down near the bottom of my lists, and I refer to the fr, de, it, and ibiblio sites when I complain about speed. It appears to be a protocol problem, rather than being confined to one particular site. Here, in nz every mirror is distant, so I give the list a shake to find a good one.


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