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Force Apt-Get to Not Use IPv6

I've implemented IPv6 on my home network and noticed that several of my Ubuntu machines have trouble updating via apt-get when it tries to reach out to the update servers via their IPv6 address, especially the security.ubuntu.org repository. As a result, these servers have to wait for a lengthy timeout whenever I'm downloading updates of any sort. This has been going on for years at this point and doesn't appear to be a high priority issue, so I started looking for a way to force apt-get to use only IPv4.

To enable on a one time basis, add -o Acquire::ForceIPv4=true when running apt-get.

If you want to make the setting persistent, which is what I wanted, create /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99force-ipv4 and put Acquire::ForceIPv4 “true”; in it.

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