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Can the update download speed be improved?
« on: April 06, 2009, 01:23:20 AM »
It's becoming boring to update avast on Kubuntu... it takes ages...
Can't be more servers or use a better download method to achieve a little better results?
It takes molasses to update...  :P :(
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Re: Can the update download speed be improved?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009, 09:34:18 PM »
Until the Mac and Linux versions get incremental updates its always going to be slow.
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Re: Can the update download speed be improved?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009, 09:51:46 PM »
No Mac, it's not the volume (size) only. I can download many Mb and the time I take to do it is not as big as it takes to avast to download the updates. I know that incremental updates will make it easier, but until there they could think about server balance and number of servers that deploy the updates. Well, at least, is my hope.
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Re: Can the update download speed be improved?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 01:03:31 AM »
Just by interest (because I wish to install Ubuntu on an older comp) how long does it take to do the avast update Tech?
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Re: Can the update download speed be improved?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009, 07:52:14 AM »
Long enough to say "oh, @#!% it" and uninstall.

But don't let that put you off Ubuntu- you don't really need avast! on Ubuntu- you don't really need any anti-virus.
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Re: Can the update download speed be improved?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2009, 12:44:08 PM »
It's becoming boring to update avast on Kubuntu... it takes ages...
Can't be more servers or use a better download method to achieve a little better results?
It takes molasses to update...  :P :(

i put an incremental downloader here, months ago - and response was 0, zero, nothing... thus, maybe it's time to try this beta package, and report how it fits/doesn\'t fit your needs :).

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Re: Can the update download speed be improved?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009, 01:46:02 PM »
i put an incremental downloader here, months ago - and response was 0, zero, nothing... thus, maybe it's time to try this beta package, and report how it fits/doesn\'t fit your needs :).
A link please... I missed that one.
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Re: Can the update download speed be improved?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2009, 01:57:57 PM »
i put an incremental downloader here, months ago - and response was 0, zero, nothing... thus, maybe it's time to try this beta package, and report how it fits/doesn\'t fit your needs :).
A link please... I missed that one.

this one? :)
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=37582.msg314511#msg314511

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Re: Can the update download speed be improved?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2009, 02:42:41 PM »
Thanks, posted there.
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Re: Can the update download speed be improved?
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009, 04:23:11 PM »
It's becoming boring to update avast on Kubuntu... it takes ages...
Can't be more servers or use a better download method to achieve a little better results?
It takes molasses to update...  :P :(

i put an incremental downloader here, months ago - and response was 0, zero, nothing... thus, maybe it's time to try this beta package, and report how it fits/doesn\'t fit your needs :).

regards,
pc

I saw this post...


Well,
it was Linux a beta, later it was incorporated into the Mac daemon. Just untar it, read the instructions, and try it. It's really nothing more than making a directory, and running a binary with proper switches there. the result is fresh new 400.vps, avastvpsreload-able to the engine.

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uhm, the link? here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=37582.0

...but I really don't have a clue about "running a binary with proper switches", nor do I want to learn.

I doubt many users who have come to Linux in the last few years will either.
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Re: Can the update download speed be improved?
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2009, 05:37:07 PM »
I agree with FreewheelinFrank
I consider my computer knowledge to be close to medium level. I would like to learn about "running a binary with proper switches" but time is less and less available. I agree with Tech's comment in the other thread

As far I could understand, the update can't be performed by avast interface, but need to be invoked by terminal. Am I wrong?
Well, seems I'll wait for next avast Linux version... ::)

As Ubuntu peeks up in popularity and in attention Avast will provide a bit more support and versatility for the Linux platform.
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Re: Can the update download speed be improved?
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2009, 10:38:29 AM »

>> ...but I really don't have a clue about "running a binary with proper switches", nor do I want to learn.
I doubt many users who have come to Linux in the last few years will either.

Hmm,
linux is (and always was, and hopefully will be:) ... about commandline, no way :).
there's a detailed README + binary (just run it with -h or --h or even /h switch :).

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Re: Can the update download speed be improved?
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2009, 04:00:05 AM »

>> ...but I really don't have a clue about "running a binary with proper switches", nor do I want to learn.
I doubt many users who have come to Linux in the last few years will either.

Hmm,
linux is (and always was, and hopefully will be:) ... about commandline, no way :).
there's a detailed README + binary (just run it with -h or --h or even /h switch :).

regards,
pc

I agree Linux is all about the command line. But now that its shipping on millions of computers (Netbooks) It will have to be much more user friendly.
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Re: Can the update download speed be improved?
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2009, 09:22:17 PM »
I do wish something more user friendly for sure...
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Re: Can the update download speed be improved?
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2009, 10:30:18 PM »

>> ...but I really don't have a clue about "running a binary with proper switches", nor do I want to learn.
I doubt many users who have come to Linux in the last few years will either.

Hmm,
linux is (and always was, and hopefully will be:) ... about commandline, no way :).
there's a detailed README + binary (just run it with -h or --h or even /h switch :).

regards,
pc

I agree Linux is all about the command line. But now that its shipping on millions of computers (Netbooks) It will have to be much more user friendly.

In the same way that Windows is all about DOS.
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