I'm painfully watching my
apt dist-upgrade command download each package in a very long list, and what makes it painful is that packages are downloaded one-by-one. I fail to see why this process couldn't be sped up by downloading multiple packages simultaneously!
For example, if apt is downloading Chrome (PPA), Syncthing (PPA), and Ubuntu system updates (non-PPA), three simultaneous downloads will begin, one for Chrome, one for Syncthing, and one for the Ubuntu system updates.
Since all update packages are downloaded before any installation even begins, I don't see any reason why multiple packages for Ubuntu system updates coming from a single repository can't be downloaded in parallel.
I would really like to know if anyone knows a way to make this happen? Can I downloaded multiple package upgrade files in parallel from a single repository when running
apt dist-upgrade or