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    Default Restricting slapt-get downloads based on package size.

    The question's in the title!

    Does anyone have any advice on how to restrict what packages slapt-get downloads and installs, based on their package size.

    I ask because doing "slapt-get --dist-upgrade" presents me with a list of <em>many</em> packages that need upgrading. Some are +10mb and these take aaaages to download.

    So i'd like to download all the smalller packages first, then once thats done download the big-phat-momma packages.

    Thanks

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    +10MB takes ages?! what are you on Dial-up?! ha ha ha!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shavx View Post
    +10MB takes ages?! what are you on Dial-up?! ha ha ha!!
    Well... despite the sarcasm, you actually have a relatively good point.

    I am on broadband, but even though that is the case, downloading takes a long time. Much longer than I would have expected on broadband. I always assumed it was the download servers that were throttling the individual download speed. Perhaps not? Maybe it is my backtrack installation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcai8rw2 View Post
    Well... despite the sarcasm, you actually have a relatively good point.

    I am on broadband, but even though that is the case, downloading takes a long time. Much longer than I would have expected on broadband. I always assumed it was the download servers that were throttling the individual download speed. Perhaps not? Maybe it is my backtrack installation?
    First I would try changing your repository's in your slapt-get.rc to something closer to your location any slackware 12.1 repo will work you can also edit the rc file to exclude specific packages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wick86 View Post
    First I would try changing your repository's in your slapt-get.rc to something closer to your location any slackware 12.1 repo will work you can also edit the rc file to exclude specific packages.
    Thanks for the tip. I edited my SOURCE= file so that ONLY the darkstar server was there... it has speeded up loads.

    So it looks like jaos, and the other one (?) restrict the download speed.

    Thanks again.

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