Debian Bug report logs - #500653
apt-get must use faster download algorithms or aria2 as a backend downloader

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Package: apt; Maintainer for apt is APT Development Team <deity@lists.debian.org>; Source for apt is src:apt.

Reported by: "Shriramana Sharma" <jamadagni@gmail.com>

Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 06:12:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Merged with 158486

Found in versions 0.5.4, apt/0.7.14

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, APT Development Team <deity@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#500653; Package apt. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 06:12:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "Shriramana Sharma" <jamadagni@gmail.com>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to APT Development Team <deity@lists.debian.org>. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 06:12:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: "Shriramana Sharma" <jamadagni@gmail.com>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: apt-get must use faster download algorithms or aria2 as a backend downloader
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:39:44 +0530
Package: apt
Version: 0.7.14

apt-get apparently currently uses some simple wget-type sequential
download algorithm for all its functions that download anything from
the net, like update, install, dist-upgrade, upgrade, build-dep,
source etc. This really does not well use the available broadband
bandwidth of most users. Hence I am forced to use home-cooked scripts
to extract the URLs to download and then pass them to aria2 (GPL) to
download, so that the thing is done faster. If it is built-in,
everyone can benefit.

Granted, the user may not want his entire bandwidth hogged by apt-get,
but at least provide this as an option -- use a faster split-download
algorithm, or at least use a good backend downloader like aria2 which
provides high-speed downloading.

I am a downstream (Ubuntu) user of Debian apt, and the downstream
people redirected me to here from
http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/275994

Shriramana Sharma.




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Bug#500653; Package apt. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 06:21:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "Shriramana Sharma" <jamadagni@gmail.com>:
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Message #10 received at 500653@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Shriramana Sharma" <jamadagni@gmail.com>
To: 500653@bugs.debian.org
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:48:26 +0530
I just note that this *may* be related to: 158486 -- having parallel
downloads from the same server.




Severity set to `wishlist' from `normal' Request was from Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 30 Sep 2008 06:21:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, APT Development Team <deity@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#500653; Package apt. (Mon, 07 Jun 2010 21:15:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Anthony Bryan <anthonybryan@gmail.com>:
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Message #17 received at 500653@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Anthony Bryan <anthonybryan@gmail.com>
To: 500653@bugs.debian.org
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 17:12:34 -0400
the author of aria2 has a shell script which uses 'apt-get -y
--print-uris -qq' to output needed package metainfo: URI, filename,
size, sha-256 hash.
then aria2 downloads multiple packages at once and can use multiple
mirrors, spreading the downloads among them. once complete, aria2 uses
the hash to verify the file. unsurprisingly this is much faster. :)

https://sourceforge.net/apps/phpbb/aria2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52

this is related to bug #402536 'apt ftp, http methods should have
ability to use external program for reliable download'
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=402536

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Merged 158486 500653. Request was from Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 14 Apr 2011 08:57:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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