July 22, 2010 · Package Mgmt · Email This Post

Apt-fast script that combines the power of the axel download manager with the stability of apt-get.
Install axel in ubuntu

First you need to install axel in ubuntu using the following comamnd from your terminal

sudo apt-get install axel

Now you need to download apt-fast script from here.Then, just place the script somewhere (/usr/bin or /usr/sbin is ideal), rename it to apt-fast (without the .sh extension)

sudo mv apt-fast.sh apt-fast

now you need to change the permissions to downloaded script

sudo chmod +x apt-fast

Using apt-fast

Once done, just use it like apt-get. To install a single package, make sure your database is up to date (apt-fast update), and run apt-fast install packagenamehere. Watch it download with incredible speed, and install your requested packages. To upgrade or dist-upgrade, do the same thing. Just use apt-fast dist-upgrade or apt-fast upgrade.

Should your download stall for any number of reasons, you'll need to do an apt-fast clean.

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8 Comments to “Apt-fast and Axel: Faster apt-get Installations and Upgrades”

  1. ninja says:

    i’m use apt-fast and prozilla :)

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  2. Eshant says:

    Wow, ultimately got a method to update the system downloading upgrades in multi-segments

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  3. Eshant says:

    Thanks a million to developer…

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  4. rbhkamal says:

    This is missing just one thing; downloading multiple files at the same time! both apt-get and aptitude do this automatically if the files are from two different servers…

    anyway… this can’t be good for the Ubuntu servers (or any other server)

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  5. zaher kadour says:

    yes i use that in past
    sometimes its stop and don’t complete the download

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  6. zaher kadour says:

    sorry i forget

    and its start download before ask you if you want or don’t

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  7. Dare Davids says:

    pls, how can i remove this? im getting some errors messages anytime i try to use synaptic, software center or update manager…

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  8. rbhkamal says:

    @Dare Davids
    Google your errors, I’m 100% sure that they have nothing to do with apt-fast

    Anyway.. to remove this all you need to do is the following:
    sudo find / -name “apt-fast*” -type f -exec rm {} \;

    Do this at your own risk

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