[Aptitude-devel] Bug#766777: aptitude: Seems to misbehave with Acquire::GzipIndexes true

Guillem Jover guillem at debian.org
Sat Oct 25 18:07:09 UTC 2014

Control: forcemerge 697724 -1

On Sat, 2014-10-25 at 19:59:14 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> Package: aptitude
> Version: 0.6.11-1
> Severity: important

> With «Acquire::GzipIndexes "true";», and after having updated the apt
> cache so that there are compressed files under /var/lib/apt/lists/,
> aptitude becomes extremely slugish, and browsing the packages is
> really slow.
> Attaching with strace on the running aptitude, reveals that every time
> you change line to a new package entry, it tries to open the Packages
> and Translation files, but they are compressed, so I assume it cannot
> parse them or similar, and tries again every time. This is I/O intensive,
> and makes it unresponsive (and wasteful :).
> Not sure if this is a problem in aptitude, or in libapt, just filing
> it here to not forget about it.

Just noticed now that this was already reported, sorry about the dupe.


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