Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: apt update Delay "Reading Package Lists ..."

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Beans
    950

    apt update Delay "Reading Package Lists ..."

    I've noticed on one of my computers when I run
    Code:
    apt update
    the command runs normally, updating the package lists but when it has finished downloading the lists and gets to the
    Code:
    Reading Package Lists ...
    There is a significant delay. It seems to stall at 97% take two minutes or more to complete. I wonder if there is something going on that shouldn't be.
    Looking at System Monitor nothing much seems to be going on.
    Last edited by rsteinmetz70112; February 25th, 2021 at 08:23 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Nux Jam
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: apt update Delay "Reading Package Lists ..."

    How much free space is available ? Do you use a swap directory or partition ? Maybe you should clean the system via autoclean/autoremove too.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Beans
    950

    Re: apt update Delay "Reading Package Lists ..."

    I ran autoclean and autoremove, in fact I usually run them after every upgrade.

    Code:
    ~# swapon
    NAME                TYPE SIZE USED PRIO
    /var/swap/swap.file file  32G   0B   -1

    Code:
    #df
    /dev/mapper/hamlet-root   144366248  93847664   43162168  69% /
    I don't think space is a problem.
    I suspect it's something in the dpkg database but I don't know how to find it.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •