How To Install Apt-Fast 1.8.2 On Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, 10.04, Linux Mint 16, 15, 14, 13, Elementary OS 0.2 And Pear OS 8

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, apt-fast is much faster than the classical apt-get package manager for Debian based distros. The apt-fast tool is a wrapper that uses axel as the default download manager. apt-fast is good for low network connections, because axel is simultaneously downloading packages with multiple connections per package.

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In this article I will show you how to install apt-fast 1.8.2 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna and Pear OS 8.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Apt-Fast 1.8.2 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Pear OS is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa, update the local repository index and install the apt-fast package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install apt-fast

apt-fast has the same syntax as apt-get , so just replace the apt-get command with apt-fast.


  • apt-get install will be apt-fast install
  • apt-get update will be apt-fast update

For an easier usage, create this alias:

$ echo "alias apt-get='apt-fast'" >> ~/.bashrc

Now, when you use apt-get, it will use apt-fast in the background.

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