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    [SOLVED] pacman unbearably slow


    I am just switching over to arch from ubuntu, which seemed to work much faster with packages. I am not talking about the download speed, I have only one mirror in the mirror list uncommented, the speed of the downloads once they start is fine, but there is a large pause between each file that is downloaded, probably 5-10 seconds. Is there any way to remedy it? It adds a ridiculous amount of time to installing gnome.

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    Never really needed to adjust things in pacman myself ... but have you looked here?

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    Have you tried using some different mirrors?

    If you are using the default archlinux.org server, that's probably what's causing this issue because it's throttled.
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    I recall having a similar issue some time ago...can't remember how I resolved it, but it might have been disabling ipv6.
    IPv6 - Disabling the Module - ArchWiki

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    Thanks Jonathan183, that page had the solution I was looking for. I installed aria2 and configured pacman to use that instead of its built in downloader, which apparently isn't that great.

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