Debian package management speed ups

Debian package management speed ups

No one likes to sit around waiting for slow mirrors while updating multiple packages but its a fact of life usually. In debian it means typing apt-get update and sitting around for a while, then doing the actual install or upgrade and getting some coffee. what if you...
Sample apt.sources file with

Sample apt.sources file with

Remove the us. part if you arent on a US server. change the word precise to whatever your version of ubuntu is.     deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise main restricted universe multiverse deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt...
Aptitude installed package list

Aptitude installed package list

Today I got a new VPS… well great but now I need to install a bunch of new packages and libraries and helper apps. how do I remember it all? did I have python 2.6 or 2.7? not to mention which boost libs did I install? well here.s a couple of ways to deal with this...