Apt-Fast – Ubuntu 14.04

By | 08/12/2014

So, I started using apt-fast quite some time ago and along with that, added aliases to my .bashrc file to speed up my updates.

Guides on the internet seem to assume you have other packages installed and so their guides only half work.

Here’s what I had to do in order to get it working as expected.

As always, make sure your package list is up to date.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties software-properties-common
add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/lffl
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apt-fast aria2
vi /home/USERNAME/.basrc

Add the following lines to the bottom

alias uu=’sudo apt-fast update && sudo apt-fast upgrade -y’
alias apt-get=’apt-fast’

This means to update I only have to type uu in the terminal. It will prompt for sudo password, then go off and do the upgrade. I know that the -y can be dangerous, but I use it anyway.
apt-get is replaced by apt-fast as I always want to use it.

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