[Aptitude-devel] Bug#509212: aptitude: Always takes a long time (> 5 secs) to resolve host, no matter which archive mirror used

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 15:54:34 UTC 2012

tags 509212 + moreinfo

(Adding debian-ipv6 at l.d.o so hopefully somebody can shed some light on it).


Thank you for your interest in improving Debian, and sorry to keep the
bug unattended for so long.  There's now an effort to review the open
bugs related with aptitude.

It seems to me that this is a more general problem and not related
with aptitude, and that aptitude can do little about it anyway.
Doesn't it happen with other applications, e.g. web browsers?

I saw the same behaviour with my computer at work, stopping for ~5
seconds with many dns resolutions, and had to disable IPv6 as well to
fix the behaviour (maybe there are nicer ways though).

In any case, again, I think that it's not a problem with aptitude and
that aptitude itself can do very little to prevent this; so I think
that this bug should be either closed or assigned elsewhere.


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