Upgrade slowest ever today

My kde plasma to over 2 hours to finish today Sept 8 2020. I tried terminal thinking
i would speed things up but did not. So used software update to do the install.
I do not use the computer during an up grade. Fortunately I have a spare to use.

Welcome to the forum! :slight_smile:

I’m afraid the time it takes to update your system depends on many different things…:

  • the speed of your internet connection
  • the speed of the mirrors you’re downloading the packages from
  • the amount of packages you have installed that need updating
  • whether your main drive is an HDD or an SSD
  • the amount of RAM you have
  • how many CPU cores you have
  • whether you have any AUR packages that need being rebuilt
  • et al

The Manjaro kde computer today had the same updates as the kde Manjaro yesterday

that took so long. Todays computer went really fast, so it must be a different mirror?

Can be, it is even possible that some servers are even down for a while. I found that using pacman-mirrors --status before updating is very useful :slight_smile:

Local mirror status for stable branch
Mirror #1   OK  00:09   Germany        https://manjaro.moson.org/
Mirror #2   OK  00:19   Germany        https://mirror.netzspielplatz.de/manjaro/packages/
Mirror #3   OK  00:09   Germany        https://mirror.alpix.eu/manjaro/
Mirror #4   OK  00:19   France         http://kibo.remi.lu/
Mirror #5   OK  00:09   Denmark        https://www.uex.dk/public/manjaro/
Mirror #6   OK  00:10   United_States  https://repo.ialab.dsu.edu/manjaro/
Mirror #7   OK  00:07   Brazil         https://www.caco.ic.unicamp.br/manjaro/

If half of mirrors are temporary down “---” or respond slow, then just refresh mirrors list :slight_smile:


Thanks for the info! Appreciated!

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