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Re: How can I throttle down aptitude?

On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 10:05:21 -0600, Dennis Wicks wrote:
> Greetings;
> When aptitude is downloading packages it loads the network down so much 
> that I can't do much of anything else that wants to get to the internet, 
> either on the machine running aptitude or any other machine on the lan. 
> Is there anyway that I can slow aptitude down so it doesn't monopolize 
> the entire bandwidth?

Apt(itude) should respect the following configuration setting:

Acquire::http::Dl-Limit "7";  // 7Kb/sec maximum download rate

(I never tried this myself, I just copied it from

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