APT-FAST, Faster than APT-GET

Valic —  July 21, 2010 — 9 Comments

Apt-fast is a script created by Matt Parnell to increments speed of apt-get using axel.

To use it is necessary to install the download accelerator axel.

For installation of axel – light download accelerator use the following command:

apt-get install axel

Step 1. Installation of apt-fast:

Download file “apt-fast.sh” from the website of Matt Parnell – http://www.mattparnell.com/linux/apt-fast/

Step 2. After downloading, rename the “apt-fast.sh” in “apt-fast” using :

mv apt-fast.sh apt-fast

Step 3. To permit execution  move it to location “/ usr / bin”

mv apt-fast /usr/bin/

Step 4. Add execution permision on file apt-fast:

chmod +x apt-fast

Step 5. Now to start  install any paquet in colsole you can use apt-fast install “packagename” instead of apt-get install “packagename”


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9 responses to APT-FAST, Faster than APT-GET

  1. thanks brother, it’s works!

  2. Nice Info . . . . I’ll try it in my Ubuntu Lucid
    Many Thanks :)

  3. You’ve a “mistake” in Step 4. Instead of “chmod +x apt-fast” it must be “chmod +x /usr/bin/apt-fast” because you moved the file in Step 3.
    But still a good “Tutorial”, you could also add the information how to set the alias apt-get = apt-fast so that apt-get automatically uses apt-fast.

  4. Here is the missing part – To “replace” apt-get with apt-fast run

    alias apt-get=’apt-fast’


    echo “alias apt-get=’apt-fast’” >> ~/.bashrc

    from now on, everytime you use “apt-get” it will actually run as “apt-fast”

  5. Thats is a solution for not using apt-get anymore. if you want to use apt-get and apt-fast do not create that alias

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