[Aptitude-devel] Bug#822329: aptitude: Hold Package and Upgrade Package slow

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 13:59:43 UTC 2016


2016-04-26 10:26 Itaï BEN YAACOV:
>Package: aptitude
>Version: 0.8-1
>Followup-For: Bug #822329
>Dear Maintainer,
>I wish to second the bug report.  I have several machines of various ages and
>speeds, and on some this is a true nuisance.  I tried to install a modern Debian
>(i.e., sid) on a raspberry, everything worked fine except for the several second
>wait in aptitude.  I admit I did not read through the bug report this is supposed
>to fix, but there should be a way to disable this new behaviour without breaking
>basic functionality such as satifaction of "Recommends" in easy cases.

I am pretty sure that the delay does happen because your systems have
"Install recommended packages automatically" (aka
APT::Install-Recommends) enabled (it is, by default), and because
Recommends are already unfulfilled in the system.

"Views -> Audit recommendations" for a list of those already

If you install those recommended packages (or disable
APT::Install-Recommends, but I don't recommend that) the delay should
not happen.  You might want to try this while a version fixing this
problem is not released.

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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