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rated 0 times [  29] [ 0]  / answers: 1 / hits: 10947  / 1 Year ago, thu, october 20, 2022, 7:54:51

It takes a long time to update my software sources when I run:

sudo apt-get update

I believe that happens when the apt-get is downloading source code from the repository, in my case it the one in Ethiopia. It really slows down when it hits something similar to:

http://et.archive.ubuntu.org ....

I checked where I added that source and it was under the source code option. Do I need the source code to be downloaded? If not, can I un-check that option with out any consequences?

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Unless you are planning to modify the software yourself then you can safely disable it. Most users will never need the source code.

You can shut it off by launching the Software Center, then going to Edit -> Software Sources in the menu, and then disabling the "Source Code" check box:

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It will then prompt you for your password and then rerun an update.

[#36351] Friday, October 21, 2022, 1 Year  [reply] [flag answer]
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