Software sources takes 30 seconds to load

Bug #1051723 reported by warren
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

1) Xubuntu 12.10 i386 daily build 16 September 2012, 05:03
2) software-properties-gtk 0.92.4
3) Software sources should load in less than 30 seconds
4) Software sources takes 30 seconds to load. I have attached a screencast verifying my experience with the software sources app.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: software-properties-gtk 0.92.4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-14.19-generic 3.5.3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-14-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.5.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.323
Date: Sun Sep 16 22:26:50 2012
LiveMediaBuild: Xubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha i386 (20120916)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: software-properties
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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warren (wkclemmons) wrote :
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I was unable to recreate this using an ubuntu daily build.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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pqwoerituytrueiwoq (pqwoerituytrueiwoq) wrote :

happens to me, closer to 28 seconds
~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu quantal (development branch)"
~$ uname -a
Linux Compaq-Presario-CQ60 3.6.1-030601-generic #201210071322 SMP Sun Oct 7 17:23:28 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
also happens on kernel 3.5
i just checked for upates and installed them and it took 17 seconds

I am using XFCE 4.10 on Xubuntu

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Julien Lavergne (gilir) wrote :

Confirmed, it's the integration of the last tab (Additionnal drivers) in quantal release which make the opening of the software-properties-gtk longer.

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Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

 Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #1073728, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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warren (wkclemmons) wrote : Re: [Bug 1051723] Re: Software sources takes 30 seconds to load

Mr. Roth

So bug #1051723 reported on 9-16-2012 is a duplicate of bug #1073728
reported on 10-31-2012.
Please explain the rationality behind this.


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Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

@warren: This has been marked as a duplicate of the more recently reported bug as:
* the more recent bug has a more detailed description of what the problem is (although it is a big enough problem that software properties loads in 30s) - there are other applications which load in 30seconds, however all of them have some sort of feedback to show the user that something is happening (loading bar, splash screen, etc)
* the other bug has a set of useful suggestions on what could be done to fix the bug, or at least temporarily improve the situation until the root cause is fixed.
Usually I know it's best to mark more recent bugs as duplicates of the older bugs, however there are some exceptions when the bugs differ in the ammount of communication or amount of information provided. Another solution to do this would have been to mark the more recent bug as a duplicate of the older one, and overwrite the description of the older bug with the description of the more detailed one, however this would send out more notifications for the people subscribed to the bugs.
I hope you understand the decision now, sorry for the confusion.

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