package download stalls 12.04

Bug #926986 reported by David Clayton on 2012-02-05
This bug affects 1 person
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apt (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I use Australian repositories and in default Ubuntu installs downloading package lists stalls for minutes unless the following is done:

Create this file: /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/80http with the following contents:

Acquire::http::No-Cache true;
Acquire::http::Pipeline-Depth 0;

Once this is done then package downloads proceed immediately, this has been an issue for a while now and is still this in the 12.04 Alpha daily builds.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: apt
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-38.83-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-38-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: 212f016c580cd6ab8528ceeed43cfd4f
CheckboxSystem: 4ed15c40009aa6f7770f606350a390a2
Date: Sun Feb 5 15:44:28 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha amd64 (20100308)
SourcePackage: apt

David Clayton (dcstar) wrote :
Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :

Might be due to update delays.

David Clayton (dcstar) wrote :

Doubtful, this has been an ongoing issue for a couple of years now - it seems to stall on looking for EN_AU "Translation" files from my local mirror repositories.

As I stated, as soon as I put in those changes things work at full speed.

Torsten Spindler (tspindler) wrote :

Is this a mirror setup problem? What happens if you use a different mirror close by or directly?

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
David Clayton (dcstar) wrote :

It seems to be not just a mirror issue, when I select my location the installer uses the default Australian repository and it seems to happen with that.

I will have to test with another fresh install to confirm the mirror/main site behaviour.

David Clayton (dcstar) wrote :

Ok, fresh install of 12.04 Beta 1: - "Server for Australia" stalls on package list and installation of packages,

"Main server" goes straight through ok. stalls. stalls. stalls.

So it seems the mirror archives are the problem with the standard APT settings, but with the other settings I outlined in the bug report they all function ok.

Torsten Spindler (tspindler) wrote :

I replaced with on my laptop and ran apt-get update without any problem. Is there possibly a network problem between your server and the mirrors? Are there any transparent proxies or alike in between?

David Clayton (dcstar) wrote :

Hmmm, now I repeat my tests and things progress smoothly using all the repositories that stalled previously.

Given this circumstance, I think that this bug should be closed.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for apt (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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