Follow this article’s guidelines to speed up apt-get install on Ubuntu using apt-fast.
Speed Up Slow apt-get install on Ubuntu
To speed up slow apt-get install process on Ubuntu system, follow the below-given steps:
Step 1: apt-fast requires aria2 download accelerator that needs to be installed on Ubuntu system through the following command:
Step 2: Then execute the following bash command to install apt-fast on Ubuntu.
Note: You can install curl on Ubuntu system from the following command if you find “curl command not found error” in the above step.
Step 3: Now open the apt-fast configuration file on Ubuntu terminal through the following command:
Step 4: Inside the file, you have to uncomment the following MIRRORS line.
Step 5: Save the apt-fast configuration file using “CTRL+X”, add “Y” to accept the changes and enter to go back to the command line.
Step 6: After the changes, you can run the update and upgrade commands using “apt-fast” instead of “apt-get” and you will see that it speeds up the upgrade process.
Here, I am attaching a screenshot for installing VLC media player on Ubuntu system using the “apt-fast” command.
Speeding up the installation process on the Ubuntu system is helpful since it saves a lot of time. The installation done through apt-get command isn’t beneficial for installing many packages on the system since it may slow down the process. The Ubuntu users can install the apt-fast tool from the above-mentioned guidelines that works similar to the apt-get command, but it will speed up the installation process on the system.