- uses aria2 or axel, 2 great command line download tools to improve download speed, with multiple connections per package
- supports both apt-get and aptitude
- proxy support
- supports most apt-get functions: install, upgrade, dist-upgrade, build-dep and so on
apt-fast only speeds up downloading the binaries, so even though ‘apt-fast update’ works, this command isn’t ran using a download accelerator so the speed is the same as with apt-get. Support for the ‘update’ command is, however, planned for a future release. If you can help implement this, see the apt-fast GitHub page.
Ubuntu users can install the latest stable apt-fast from its official PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install apt-fast
sudo dpkg-reconfigure apt-fast
For other Linux distributions, you can download apt-fast from GitHub.
Install a package:
sudo apt-fast install PACKAGE
sudo apt-fast upgrade
Install the build dependencies for a package:
sudo apt-fast build-dep PACKAGE