[Aptitude-devel] Bug#729527: Bug#729527: aptitude says Error: Timeout was reached

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Tue Nov 26 09:00:50 UTC 2013

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Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2013-11-14 01:18:14 +0530, shirish शिरीष wrote:
> > This has been happening for quite sometime now. I call up to update
> > the index and aptitude updates the whole index. At the very end it
> > gives this :-
> > 
> > Error: Timeout was reached
> Same problem on my machine. AFAIK, it has been occurring for a few days.

At least I haven't this issue on any of my machine, so I suspect
either a mirror or an APT hook issue. Since Vincent and shirish come
from at least different cultures, I expect they use different mirrors,
hence this is likely not a mirror issue. (Vincent: Can you still tell
us which mirror you use?) Leaves APT hooks.

So I'd like to know from both, shirish and Vincent the output of the
following command:

ls -1 /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/

(That should suffice to get an overview over the installed and APT
hook installing packages.

If you're ok with it, an additional "cat /etc/apt/apt.conf
/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/*[^~]" could be shed some additional light on the

Thanks in advance.

		Regards, Axel
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