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Offline bub524

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Slow downloads
« on: January 23, 2019, 07:31:59 pm »
Hello, I’m new to the forum but not to Linux. Have been using it exclusively for about 5 years and still learning.
I have downloaded both 32 and 64 bit versions of Sparky and the 32 bit runs perfect on my older laptops. The 64 bit version on my newer ( 3-4 years old) 64 bit laptops installs fine and runs good, but the problem I am experiencing is with down loading any software. A program, such as wsjtx for ham radio, takes ten seconds or less with other distros on the same machines. Even the 32 bit machines are very fast with Sparky 32. But the 64 bit version will take 15-20 minutes. It’s the same with anything I try to down load. It’s extremely slow. Any thoughts on this? Thanks

Offline paxmark1

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Re: Slow downloads
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 02:10:03 am »
If it is Debian programs, change your mirrors.   example of my debian stable. 

/etc/apt/sources.list

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# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux stretch-DI-alpha5 _Stretch_ - Official Snapshot amd64 NETINST Binary-1 20160108-10:53]/ stretch contrib main non-free

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux stretch-DI-alpha5 _Stretch_ - Official Snapshot amd64 NETINST Binary-1 20160108-10:53]/ stretch contrib main non-free

deb         http://debian.mirror.rafal.ca/debian/ stretch main non-free contrib
deb-src     http://debian.mirror.rafal.ca/debian/ stretch main non-free contrib

deb         http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src     http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main contrib non-free
deb        http://httpredir.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main contrib non-free

#  deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian experimental main contrib non-free
#  deb http://www.preining.info/debian/ calibre main  ##calibre in debian now

https://www.debian.org/mirror/list
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