LKBEN10973: Howto find the best sources.list for your debian server


Your installation or update does not use the full bandwidth and is slow


Your mirror servers in /etc/apt/sources.list are not configured optimally


You can use the following command to install netselect and netselect-apt

apt-get install netselect

apt-get install netselect-apt

Now you run netselect-apt with the version of debian you want to install. e.g.

netselect-apt stable

This will generate a sources.list file in the current directory which is optimal for your location on the internet. You can have a look at it and move it to /etc/apt to use this configuration. 


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.