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    hi all i am an ubuntu user, now trying my hand with opensuse, why is ubuntu so fast with updating and with loading of packages and opensuse so slow, i have a 4mb line, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manfredfischer View Post
    hi all i am an ubuntu user, now trying my hand with opensuse, why is ubuntu so fast with updating and with loading of packages and opensuse so slow, i have a 4mb line, thank you
    What version of openSUSE? What software package manager are you using? openSUSE-10.1 and 10.2 were relatively slow with the Novell provided package manager, but there were 3rd party options with FAST software package management. ie Note there is more than one package manager for openSUSE. I have always used the Smart Package Manager instead, which is FAST. It IS available for openSUSE.

    Now openSUSE-11.0 was better (than 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3) , but still relatively slow (compared to Smart).

    But I find openSUSE 11.1's zypper fairly fast.

    Are you certain you do NOT have other problems, that you are inappropriately blaiming on the Software Package Mangager? Have you disabled ipv6 ? Have you disabled/un-installed beagle? Either of those could lead you to the wrong conclusion about openSUSE-11.1's speed for software updates.

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    > almost certainly
    > 'Disable IPv6 - openSUSE Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/ckhmrp)


    on the topic of updating: all (or almost all) of the openSUSE
    repositories are hosted on university servers (for free)..

    and, many (most|all?) of those are throttled during some portion of
    the day..

    i believe (teach me if i'm wrong) that Mark Shuttleworth is a
    mult-millionaire who can easily afford fast, non-throttled servers to
    send the bits you need very quickly..

    you can help: you can donate to the community in lots of ways (not
    just money...but a million would buy a pretty fast server near your
    house!!) ;-) welcome, kinda.

    --
    brassy

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    thank you for the reply i am using opensuse 11.1 amd64 with 4db ram amd phenom x4, 512 mb nvidia card, i disabled ipv6 and it makes not much of a difference, tried to load vlc, although I added the repository it can't satisfy all the dependencies, and so on, does living in south africa have to do with it ??

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    I see the difference in the repository updates as well, primarily with using Yast on the openSUSE side and Synaptic on the Ubuntu side. I haven't tried Zypper yet but I know Apt-Get in the command line is faster than using Synaptic.

    Don't be watching Ubuntu downloading it's 30-50 +/- headers and thinking that it's doing more in a shorter time than openSUSE though.

    EDIT: Just to clarify, I see the difference of Ubuntu being faster for updates than openSUSE.
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    oh and i am use the saix backbone

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    oh and i am using the saix backbone

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    i disagree i get things installed 1000x faster with synaptic than with yast or zypper

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    Maybe it's just that there are no fast mirrors for openSUSE near you. After Ubuntu originated in SA so one would expect it to be served well in its country of origin.

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