Ubuntu – How do you select the fastest mirror from the command line

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I want to update my sources.list file with the fastest server from the command line in a fresh Ubuntu Server install. I know this is trivially easy with the GUI, but there doesn't seem to be a simple way to do it from from the command line?

Best Answer

  • Pakket netselect-apt
        dapper (net): Choose the fastest Debian mirror with netselect 
        0.3.ds1-5: all
        hardy (net): Choose the fastest Debian mirror with netselect 
        0.3.ds1-11: all
    Pakket apt-spy
        dapper (admin): writes a sources.list file based on bandwidth tests 
        3.1-14: amd64 i386 powerpc

    Not included in newer Ubuntu due to secturity issues it seems: see: Bug report

    But .. I normally just use ping to find out the speed of a connection to some location. Amount of hops and latency.