Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 10:05:21 -0600, Dennis Wicks wrote:
>> When aptitude is downloading packages it loads the network down so much
>> that I can't do much of anything else that wants to get to the internet,
>> either on the machine running aptitude or any other machine on the lan.
>> Is there anyway that I can slow aptitude down so it doesn't monopolize
>> the entire bandwidth?
> Apt(itude) should respect the following configuration setting:
l-Limit "7"; // 7Kb/sec maximum download rate
> (I never tried this myself, I just copied it from
Wonderful tip. I had been wondering about the bandwidth control for
aptitude downloads (and not anything else) for quite some time.
I put this in /etc/apt/apt.conf file:
// Options for the downloading routines
// HTTP method configuration
Dl-Limit "10"; // 7Kb/sec maximum download rate
and now aptitude download is limited to around that value in Kb/sec
I think this will be most useful when aptitude downloads updates
automatically (usually in a Ubuntu machine).
However, while having this option in apt.conf, is there a method to
override or ignore this from aptitude command line? For example, I would
like to limit the download rate for automatic aptitude downloads which
happen in background but would like to use more bandwidth while updating
a system myself from the command line.
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