I’m a linux user for around 3 years (1 on fedora, 2 on arch) and recently decided to give openSUSE Tumbleweed a go. I did a network installation and found it odd how it took two hours to download all the default packages of a gnome installation. Today I’ve been playing around installing a few things I need and noticed that the package manager is really slow when it comes to downloading the packages (~500KB/s sometimes 1MB if I’m lucky). I have a 1gbit connection and on Arch the downloads were usually around 80MB/s.
I assume that the mirror which was selected automatically, and is nearest to me, is slow? I’ve browsed quite a bit and haven’t come to a conclusion as it seems not many people have this problem. What can I do to verify this?
Not really, we have a snapshot notice/sticky, hopefully users will read what the next snapshot release involves? A lot of updates to sync out to the mirrors… There is also an expectation that Tumbleweed users keep an eye on the Mailing List as well…