synaptic reload takes forever

David Fox dfox94085 at
Sat Jun 13 18:27:51 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 12:30 AM, Brendan Miller<catphive at> wrote:
> Downloading and installing packages works in a reasonable amount of
> time, but reloading takes at least an hour, and synaptic completely
> freazes up during that time.

Why do you have a debian unstable repository on a ubuntu system?

Is the slowdown only happening because of the conversion? I wonder
what could be happening, what processing has to be done at that stage.

What happens during a normal aptitude update? I switched over to the
command line method early on, simply because the gui package manager
at that time (mandrake) was just too dog-slow for my pokey (at that
time) little system, consumed too many resources, etc. It turned me
off graphical package managers. Still, I would think that today's more
modern systems wouldn't have that issue, but I've just gotten used to
the command line.

thanks for letting me change the magnetic patterns on your hard disk.

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