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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 ...
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- 09-18-2009 #1
[SOLVED] pacman unbearably slow
- 09-19-2009 #2
- 09-19-2009 #3
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- May 2004
- arch linux
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.oz
- 09-19-2009 #4
- 09-19-2009 #5
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.