pkg mirrors extremely slow, why not use the ftp mirrors?

Per Hedeland per at
Sun Apr 12 10:23:40 UTC 2020

On 2020-04-11 22:41, Tomasz CEDRO wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 7:42 PM Martin Hanson wrote:
>> I'm on a gigabit connection in EU, using the "" is horrible:
> +1 on this one :-( Compared to Linux repos where you can fetch really
> large amount of packages in a seconds we are really behind :-( I can
> see some improvement in speed recently but its still too slow..

+1 on the slowness, but not on recent improvement - depending on the
meaning of "recent", I rather think the *slowness* is recent. In all
the years that I've been using the package repositories, I've never
considered it particularly slow - until I had reason to install a few
packages this last week, seeing speeds around 100 kB/s like Martin
reported or worse. My previous significant use was probably in early
January when I upgraded several hosts to 12.1-RELEASE, installing
hundreds of packages in the process - and it was "reasonably fast"

FWIW, I'm also i EU (Sweden), but for some reason end up fetching from - my connection is 250 MBit down / 100 MBit up.


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