How To Install Apt-Fast 1.8.2 On Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, apt-fast is a wrapper over the apt-get package manager, using axel as the default download manager. apt-fast is good for low network connections, because aria2 is simultaneously downloading packages with multiple connections per package (from different sources).

The latest version available is apt-fast 1.8.2, which has been released a while ago.

 how to install apt-fast 1.8.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install apt-fast 1.8.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing apt-fast 1.8.2 on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the apt-fast package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/lffl
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install apt-fast aria2

Optional, to remove apt-fast and aria2, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove apt-fast aria2

Usage instructions:

apt-fast has the same syntax as apt-get (only that fast is used instead of get), so, to install one or more packages, do:

$ sudo apt-fast install packageone packagetwo packagethree

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