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Re: update problem




On Mon, 10 Sep 2018 20:14:05 -0400
Default User <hunguponcontent@xxxxxxxxx> 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.
> 
> And, BTW, the directory /etc/apt/sources.d is empty.

I think you mean sources.list.d 

> BUT, I have been using kernel 4.18.1. On a hunch, I booted into kernel
> 4.17.3. Then I did a small update of only 2 packages using aptitude.
> 
> It worked without stalling at retrieving bug reports 0% !

Check bug reports on 4.18.1.  Any reason you need to run .18?  Or Sid,
for that matter?

> So it might just be an issue with 4.18.1. But if so, I am surprised
> that no one else using 4.18.1 has posted here, saying that they had
> that problem also.

Could be you're the only one having the problem.  It's not the first
time someone experiences a problem that no one else does.  I've seen it
happen even with Stable.  Each user's hardware and set up is pretty
unique.

> Or even to say that they haven't . . .
> : )
> 
> Anyway, I will wait until at least tomorrow to try it again, with a
> larger update, to see how that goes.

Well, it is Unstable.  So, problems are expected.  It's the nature
of the beast. Let us know how it goes.  At worst, since .17 works,
stick with it until the kernel after 4.18.1 is released. Or compile
your own.

B