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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0006534Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Improvementpublic2020-06-29 15:05
Reporternavilg Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeveritytweakReproducibilityalways
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version2020.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006534: Slow OS installation when using internet
DescriptionWhile installing OS, when installation happens on internet, Download from mirror is very slow by default and calculation shows it may take around 10 to 18 hours to complete installation.

After offline installation,
We need to perform below steps to improve the speed,

1. Install apt-transport-https package
2. Update/Install ca-certificate package
2. Make below small change in /etc/apt/sources.list

Replace
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib

with
deb https://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib

After performing above steps/changes, Update and download speed increase by significant amount (Around 10 to 30 times).

If apt-transport-https package is available by default in offline package and source.list file is having the updated mirror link, Online Installation time will reduce by significant amount.
Steps To ReproduceTested in Bharat (India), with mirror kali.org/kali

1. After offline install, Try to install a large package using apt update && apt install <package-name>
2. Monitor the speed.
3. Perform the steps mentioned in Description.
4. Again install the same package using apt update && apt install <package-name>
5. Notice the change in speed.
Additional InformationKali Version: 2020.2a

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