Faster apt-get on Debian Linux

By | 2013/10/19

There is no need for apt-fast or other wrappers. apt.conf has a feature to enable parallel downloads and make your apt-get work much faster. Here is the tip!

Edit (or create) the apt.conf file:

sudo vim /etc/apt/apt.conf

Add the following line, then save.

Acquire::Queue-Mode "host";

Done! (source)

For more check out the apt.conf man page.