How To List Packages From A PPA / Repository In Ubuntu

A few weeks ago, we saw how to find out to which PPA / repository a package belongs to in Ubuntu / Debian. But how about getting a list of packages available in a PPA / repository?There used to be an option in Ubuntu Software Center that would list all the packages available in each [...]

Speed Up apt-get Downloads With apt-fast [Ubuntu PPA]

Apt-fast is a script that can “drastically improve APT download speed” by using command line download accelerators such as Axel or Aria2 with multiple connections per package.We’ve actually blogged about apt-fast back in 2009 but since then, the script has received some important changes so I’ve wanted to update our readers with its current status.Since [...]