netselect-apt - speed tester for choosing a fast Debian mirror

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename netselect-apt_0.3.ds1-28_all.deb
Package name netselect-apt
Package version 0.3.ds1
Package release 28
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category net
License -
Maintainer Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <>
Download size 18.30 KB
Installed size 41.00 KB
This package provides a utility that can choose the best Debian mirror
by downloading the full mirror list and using netselect to find the
fastest/closest one.
It can output a sources.list(5) file that can be used with package
management tools such as apt or aptitude.


Package Version Architecture Repository
netselect-apt_0.3.ds1-28_all.deb 0.3.ds1 all Debian Main
netselect-apt - - -


Name Value
netselect >= 0.3.ds1-17
wget -


Type URL
Binary Package netselect-apt_0.3.ds1-28_all.deb
Source Package netselect

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install netselect-apt deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install netselect-apt




2016-06-15 - Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <>
netselect (0.3.ds1-28) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use debhelper files properly to relocation binaries and
manpages (Closes: #827318)
2016-04-23 - Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <>
netselect (0.3.ds1-27) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/{rules,control,compat}: Upgrade to debhelper compatibility version
9, use the debhelper tools to build the packages (which should get
rid of many lintian errors) (Closes: 822009)
* debian/netselect.postinst: Remove check of absolute path of
dpkg-statoverride (Closes: 770045)
* netselect-apt: Add 'stretch' (current testing) as a valid codename for a
2014-09-23 - Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <>
netselect (0.3.ds1-26) unstable; urgency=medium
* netselect-apt: Apply patch provided by Ben Wong in order to 
fix some bugs
- Add 'jessie' to netselect to make it possible to search mirrors
of that codename (Closes: #713838)
- Ignore corrupted results (negative score) and throw them out. 
Netselect does not handle gracefully mirrors which use 
a Round Robin DNS (see bug #755238).
The fix prevents netselect-apt from selecting mirrors with a '-'
in some cases (Closes: #750952)
- Return with an error in test_host if curl is not available or
if an empty host is provided (as suggested by doekia in #750952)
2012-05-06 - Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <>
netselect (0.3.ds1-25) unstable; urgency=low
* netselect-apt: Fix minor typos spotted by Cyril Brulebois
* debian/control: Add dependency on netselect version 0.3.ds1-17 in
netselect-apt since this version depends on the options introduced
in that release. (Closes: #671761)
2012-04-09 - Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <>
netselect (0.3.ds1-24) unstable; urgency=low
* netselect-apt: 
- modify regular expression to parse newest mirrors list with
rel="nofollow" in href links. Thanks to "Nameless" for the patch
(Closes: #667985, #665876)
- more verbose output when netselect-apt fails indicating possible causes
of errors
* debian/control: Adjust maintainer's name
2012-02-20 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <>
netselect (0.3.ds1-23) unstable; urgency=low
* Translations:
- Updated Dutch translation provided by Jeroen Schot (Closes: #650646)
- Added Polish translation provided by Michał Kułach (Closes: #660808)
- Updated Turkish translation provided by Mert Dirik (Closes:#661704)
- Add language in PO format with patch provided by Christian Perrier
2011-10-23 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <>
netselect (0.3.ds1-22) unstable; urgency=low
* netselect:
- Fix an alignment bug in netselect.c, the struct icmp might be 
padded to a 64 byte boundary leaving the ICMP_TYPE filled in by 0s
(ICMP_REPLY). Thanks for Dan Merillat for the patch (Closes: 645703)
* netselect.1:
- Minor fix to troff macros used
* Update upstream author's email address
* Document source format in debian/source/format
* Minor adjustments to debian/rules
2011-10-01 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <>
netselect (0.3.ds1-21) unstable; urgency=low
* netselect-apt:
- Add a -d (debug) option as well as logging if debug is enabled
- Extend the host validation routine by making netselect-apt download
the 'README' file in the remote server and have it check if the
contents there are what one would expect of a Debian mirror.

See Also

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netstat-nat_1.4.10-3+b1_i386.deb tool that display NAT connections
netstress_1.2.0-6_i386.deb utility to stress and benchmark networks
nettle-bin_3.4.1-1_i386.deb low level cryptographic library (binary tools)
nettle-dev_3.4.1-1_i386.deb low level cryptographic library (development files)
nettoe_1.5.1-2+b2_i386.deb networked version of Tic Tac Toe (3x3 Grid) for the console
netwag-doc_5.39.0-1.3_all.deb documentation for netwag frontend
netwag_5.39.0-1.3_all.deb graphical frontend for netwox
network-manager-config-connectivity-debian_1.14.6-2_all.deb NetworkManager configuration to enable connectivity checking
network-manager-dev_1.14.6-2_i386.deb network management framework (development files)
network-manager-fortisslvpn-gnome_1.2.8-2_i386.deb network management framework (Fortinet SSLVPN plugin GNOME GUI)
network-manager-fortisslvpn_1.2.8-2_i386.deb network management framework (Fortinet SSLVPN plugin core)
network-manager-gnome_1.8.20-1.1_i386.deb network management framework (GNOME frontend)