I noticed recently that installing snaps can be slow, specifically during the downloads step. I wanted to see if this was just me or more widespread so did some testing. I tested installing snaps on remote digital ocean servers in New York and London, and consistently get around 7MB/s / 60Mb/s. The graphs below are taken from the digital ocean dashboard, showing the peaks as I’m downloading snaps.
This is the script I used to test, which is just a big list of
snap download foo for each snap:- http://paste.ubuntu.com/25184852/
These boxes have super fast connections, and can get files from the archive nice and quickly, even when not using the hosting provider cache. But grabbing from the store feels super slow by comparison. Is this a known issue, and is it currently being investigated?