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Re: update problem




UPDATE: 

Problem still occurring as of 2018-09-09 14.50 UT.
No indication of whether anyone else is experiencing this condition.


On Sat, Sep 8, 2018 at 3:38 PM Default User <hunguponcontent@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello . . . 
Running Sid (amd-64) on standard x86-64 hardware, conventional software setup, nothing unusual. 

For several days now, after I do: 

sudo aptitude -Pvv update

If there is anything to upgrade, if I do: 

sudo aptitude -Pvv safe-upgrade 

(or) 

sudo aptitude -Pvv full-upgrade 

it will "Get: " the new and/or update package(s), then it will STALL FOR UP TO 5 MINUTES at: 

Retrieving bug reports... 0% 

then followed by: 

Retrieving bug reports... Done
Parsing Found/Fixed information... Done
Reading changelogs... Done

before finally "Unpacking, Preparing and Setting up" the packages to complete the upgrade. 

[See example fragment: 

. . . 

Get: 15 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable/main amd64 libspice-client-glib-2.0-8 amd64 0.35-2 [528 kB]
Get: 16 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable/main amd64 libspice-client-gtk-3.0-5 amd64 0.35-2 [274 kB]
Get: 17 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable/main amd64 redshift amd64 1.12-1 [108 kB]
Fetched 5,625 kB in 5s (1,134 kB/s) 
Retrieving bug reports... Done
Parsing Found/Fixed information... Done
Reading changelogs... Done
(Reading database ... 208745 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../00-aptitude_0.8.11-3_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking aptitude (0.8.11-3) over (0.8.10-9) ...
Preparing to unpack .../01-aptitude-common_0.8.11-3_all.deb ...
Unpacking aptitude-common (0.8.11-3) over (0.8.10-9) ...

. . . ]

Note: sources list is okay:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.4.0 _Stretch_ - Official amd64 NETINST 20180310-11:21]/ buster contrib main non-free

deb        http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/            unstable        main  contrib  non-free
deb-src    http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/            unstable        main  contrib  non-free

# deb      http://security.debian.org/debian-security  buster/updates  main  contrib  non-free
# deb-src  http://security.debian.org/debian-security  buster/updates  main  contrib  non-free

# buster-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
# deb      http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/            buster-updates  main  contrib  non-free
# deb-src  http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/            buster-updates  main  contrib  non-free

and I have run netselect-apt to find the fastest mirror:

sudo netselect-apt -s -n sid

(trimmed for result only:)


(As expected.)

So . . . 
1 - Has anyone else seen this "stall" during updating.
2 - any clue as to the cause? Maybe just a problem with whatever site provides "bug reports" information to the aptitude updating mechanism?