Synaptic "Select Best Server" Speed

Asked by Edward on 2012-11-26

I've used Ubuntu Karmic to Natty, and each in-between. There's been this one thing that annoys to me to no end in Synaptic. Not sure if it's a Synaptic thing or Aptitude or what, but Select Best Server takes forever. Seemingly, according to the GUI, it's waiting for a ping response. Clearly, it's taking longer than any of the other servers tried, and is not the best server!

How about a ping to all ~400 and the one that gets back first is the winner? Or, at least, write in a script in that says not to wait longer for any response than the shortest response time already received, before going on to the next one?

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I suggest you report a bug

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