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Re: update problem






On Mon, Sep 10, 2018, 22:59 Jimmy Johnson <field.engineer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 09/10/2018 05:14 PM, Default User wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 9, 2018, 20:09 Patrick Bartek <nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> On Sun, 9 Sep 2018 10:52:39 -0400
>> Default User <hunguponcontent@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>>> UPDATE:
>>>
>>> Problem still occurring as of 2018-09-09 14.50 UT.
>>> No indication of whether anyone else is experiencing this condition.
>>>
>>
>> I don't run Sid/Unstable, but "updates" on both Wheezy which I ran
>> for 5+ years and now Stretch on occasion stall, but very rarely like 4
>> or 5 times a year. I've traced this particular "problem" to a repo that
>> is not available for whatever reason. My guesses why are its files are
>> being updated and access is locked out, the server is very busy and too
>> overloaded to respond or is down for maintenance, its Internet access
>> is off line, or my ISP is having problems.  I usually just CTRL-C out
>> of it and try later which usually works.
>>
>> As to your "bug reports" download.  This could be the crux of your
>> problem since that file is being updated to its most current status
>> BEFORE it's downloaded.  My take a lot of time.
>>
>> And a third reason: You're using Sid.  It's called Unstable for
>> multiple reasons.
>>
>> Have you tried using apt-get or apt instead of aptitude?  I haven't
>> used aptitude since I first installed Sarge a dozen+ years ago using
>> floppies.
>>
>> Also, besides checking your sources.list, check what's in
>> sources.list.d, too.
>>
>> B
>>
>>> 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:)
>>>>
>>>> The fastest 10 servers seem to be:
>>>>
>>>> http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/
>>>> http://mirror.us.leaseweb.net/debian/
>>>> http://debian.ec.as6453.net/debian/
>>>> http://mirror.us.oneandone.net/debian/
>>>> http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/
>>>> http://mirrors.advancedhosters.com/debian/
>>>> http://mirror.cogentco.com/debian/
>>>> http://mirrors.gigenet.com/debian/
>>>> http://mirror.steadfast.net/debian/
>>>> http://ftp.utexas.edu/debian/
>>>>
>>>> Of the hosts tested we choose the fastest valid for HTTP:
>>>>          http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/
>>>>
>>>> Writing sources.list.
>>>> sources.list exists, moving to sources.list.1536427463
>>>> Done.
>>>>
>>>> (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?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>
>
>
> Hi, Patrick.
> Thanks for the reply.
>
> I have tried updating with:
> - aptitude
> - apt
> - apt-get
>
> No difference.
>
> I checked /etc/apt/sources.list, it is unchanged and has worked ever since
> I first upgraded to unstable, quite a while ago.
>
> I even tried changing repository mirrors. Again no change.


Hi,

#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#                   OFFICIAL DEBIAN REPOS
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

###### Debian Main Repos
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
--
Jimmy Johnson

Debian Wheezy - KDE 4.8.4 - AMD A8-7600 - EXT4 at sda10
Registered Linux User #380263



Hi, Jimmy.
Thanks for the pointer!
I am reading about than right now at https://deb.debian.org, and may give that a try. 

(I am assuming that's what you use, and that it works well for you.)

Btw, 

My sources.list (part not commented out) is like yours, except using:

http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/  

listed as a primary mirror, and which I have always used, without problems, ever since my initial system installation.