The apt-fast script little shellscript that increases the speed of apt-get by many times. You need to have the axel download accelerator installed, which is a simple, short process, but everything else is extremely straight forward. After installing and using apt-fast you will notice that the speed of downloading and installing a package is more than 26 times faster than before.
To install apt-fast you need first to download and install the axel download accelerator. It is really a good drop-in replacement for wget, as it is bash based. Once installed, we are ready to setup apt-fast.
For Ubuntu and LinuxMint users :
sudo apt-get install axel
Now open terminal and enter the following commands, this will add repository ,update and install and install apt-fast
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tldm217/tahutek.net
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apt-fast
To install a single package, make sure your database is up to date apt-fast update run
apt-fast install packagename
You will notice that the speed of downloading the package has increased.
Now To upgrade or dist-upgrade, do the same thing.
apt-fast dist-upgrade or apt-fast upgrade.